Actor and filmmaker John Krasinski is now just over six months into the writing process on the sequel to his acclaimed horror hit “A Quiet Place”. The first film follows a family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threatens their survival.
It opened in April and grossed over $334 million worldwide on a $17 million dollar budget, along with nabbing some of the best reviews of the year and the title is likely to feature on many ‘Best of Year’ lists. Speaking with Business Insider this week, Krasinski says the new film doesn’t feel like a sequel:
“I don’t even see it as a sequel. 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.”
A few weeks ago in a separate interview, Krasinski saying he originally had no interest in working on the sequel until he had an idea followed it down a rabbit hole. Now he’s changed his tune and is legitimately excited about where it’s all going:
“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.”
Krasinski directed the first film and co-starred with his real-life wife Emily Blunt. Krasinski hasn’t been confirmed to return as director as yet and no official production or release date for a sequel has been announced.