“A Quiet Place” Scribes On Lucasfilm Meeting

One of the big sleeper hits of last year was John Krasinski’s critically acclaimed thriller “A Quiet Place” which also earned raves for its screenwriters Bryan Woods and Scott Beck.

Speaking with Movieweb recently, the pair revealed they had a meeting with Lucasfilm in the wake of Quiet Place’s success and the execs there wanted to talk about two of the studio’s biggest properties and potential new projects within those franchises. Woods says:

“We went into Lucasfilm in the wake of A Quiet Place and they wanted to talk to us about Indiana Jones and Star Wars. And we’re like, ‘We wanna talk to you about, what is Star Wars before it was Star Wars?’ You guys have a responsibility to start a new franchise. That’s where our hearts have always been, just trying to create original ideas.”

Beck then they went on to discuss it some more, suggesting it wasn’t a discussion about potentially working on the fifth “Indiana Jones” script so much as it being more of a general discussion of story possibilities:

“Without giving away too much… it was simply ruminating on if we did an Indiana Jones movie, what would we want to see in Indiana Jones? Or if we did a Star Wars movie, what’s that chapter of the whole universe that we would want to see? So it very much was an open canvas talk. It started going down the line a little bit but, again, as Bryan said, it’s just not our DNA. We would rather create what the next Indiana Jones could be.”

The pair also penned this coming week’s indie horror tale “Haunt” and recently performed a re-write on the sci-fi feature “Sovereign” starring Mahershala Ali.