It saved Paramount’s bacon this year, and thankfully the studio knows not to rush things when it comes to maximising the success of John Krasinski’s family drama horror thriller “A Quiet Place”.
The film, which Krasinski both directed and co-starred in with his wife Emily Blunt, followed a family living a near silent life in a world where sound-sensitive creatures attack anything that makes loud noises, has grossed over $328 million worldwide along with some of the year’s best reviews.
Almost immediately after release, talk of a follow-up began but Krasinski is busy with other directorial projects in the works and filming commitments on Amazon’s “Jack Ryan” series which is about to begin production of its second season (the first debuts in August). Thankfully producer Andrew Form, speaking with Collider, says Paramount has every intention of not proceeding until Krasinski is ready:
“Oh [Krasinski is] definitely involved. We’re lucky on this one. I’ve had movies where the studio says to you, ‘Here’s your date. Let’s go!’ and on this one we’re not rushing anything, which is amazing. So we’re gonna take our time, we’re gonna figure out where to go, but there is no rush on it and we’re just starting to talk about it. We’re figuring out what everyone’s involvement’s gonna be and what the actual next movie’s gonna be.
The first one is so special to us that we really want to take our time with this and not rush anything. It’s such a special movie to us, the experience and everything. It’s easy to rush these and we’ve made movies in the past where we’ve rushed them through and we’ve felt it, and we just don’t wanna do it on this one. We really don’t. We really just wanna take our time and as long as it takes, it takes. It has to be the right story, just like the first one. It just has to be.”
The comments come as “A Quiet Place” is now available on Digital HD ahead of a Blu-ray and rental VOD release on July 10th.