A Quiet Place made a whopping $US338.5 million worldwide from a budget of $US17 million. Cue a sequel, of course.
A Quiet Place star, director and co-writer John Krasinski wasn’t particularly keen to jump on a follow-up. At first, that is. As Krasinski said in a Q&A at LA’s Silver Screen Theatre (via THR), he had originally envisioned the film as a one off, but was happy for the studio to tackle a second film with other creatives.
“That was my intention for the movie itself. 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.'”
As the studio was taking pitches for the sequel, Krasinski told producer Andrew Form what he’d thought up. Form, smartly, told Krasinksi to sit with it. Sure enough, this “small idea” continued to develop.
“And then I thought, ‘This might really work.’ So, I’m currently writing the sequel.”
Bryan Woods and Scott Beck, co-writers of the first film, said in April that they had a few ideas as to where to take the second film.
“Definitely…There are so many discarded set pieces, too, just hiding out on Word documents on our computer,” Beck said. “So, yeah, there are certainly so many stories you could tell. It’s just really, at the end of the day, who are the characters in this and what does this situation mean to that dynamic?”
A Quiet Place 2 has been scheduled for US release on 15 May 2020.