There was a time when John Krasinski wasn’t even sold on the idea of returning to write the sequel to last year’s A Quiet Place (which he co-wrote with Bryan Woods and Scott Beck), but as we recently learned, he is now writing the sequel’s script and had been open to the idea of directing. Via Deadline today, Krasinski is indeed directing A Quiet Place 2!
“Time to go back,” Krasinski noted in an Instagram post today.
Paramount has dated the film for May 15, 2020.
In a recent chat with Business Insider, Krasinski teased the upcoming sequel.
“I don’t even see it as a sequel,” Krasinski told the site. “Emily [Blunt] actually blew my mind by categorizing it the correct way after I pitched it to her. She said, ‘This isn’t a sequel at all — this is the second book in a series of books. It’s a widening of a world.’ And I thought that’s the best way to look at it. It doesn’t feel like a sequel — it’s a continuation of living in that world.”
He continued, “I can’t wait to get in there and keep writing and see what this movie wants to allow itself to be. And that will happen in the script process and the shooting and the editing. But I think what’s cool about the second part of this movie is the same set of rules have to apply. I can’t just introduce a world where you can make a ton of sound, and if I did, there would have to be a reason for it. So it’s figuring out if there are smart and clever ways to do it.”
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