Director John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place turned out to be one of the biggest horror film hits of this year. It earned a whopping $334.5 million at the worldwide box office and also emerged as a surprise Oscar contender. The film’s box office success immediately paved way for a sequel film, possibly titled A Quiet Place 2.
Although the first film was originally written by Bryan Woods and Scott Beck, when Krasinski came on board as the director he made significant changes to the film’s script, adding a few important details and moments. He reworked on the film’s opening sequence and even came up with the backstories for the creatures.
When the film went on to be a hit, Paramount Pictures asked Krasinski to go ahead and write the story for A Quiet Place 2, but, he refused the offer. He even asked the film studio to move forward with someone else writing the sequel’s story.
Now, according to a new report coming from The Hollywood Reporter, the writer-director has finally given his nod to writing A Quiet Place 2’s story.
During a Q&A session at the Silver Screen Theatre in Los Angeles, Krasinski said that he originally intended A Quiet Place to be a onetime experience for him.
“That was my intention for the movie itself,” Krasinski said. “Then I had this small idea for a sequel, but I didn’t think it would go anywhere. So, I said to the studio, ‘Just go do the movie with somebody else.'”
But when the studio began taking pitches from other filmmakers, Krasinski’s idea stayed with him and kept growing which he eventually went on to discuss with producer Andrew Form of Platinum Dunes.
“They heard some pitches, and I told Drew about this little idea,” Krasinski said. “And he told me to think about it a little longer. And then I thought, ‘This might really work.’ So, I’m currently writing the sequel.”
A Quiet Place 2 is currently set to open in theatres on May 15, 2020.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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