John Krasinski‘s A Quiet Place was undoubtedly one of the best movies of 2018. Starring himself and his wife Emily Blunt, the hit horror/thriller was praised for putting a fresh take on the creature feature sub-genre, and was so well received, that it soon elicited talk of a sequel.
With A Quiet Place 2 already in the works, Krasinski is back writing the script and may even be on board to direct. According to The Playlist, Krasinski will potentially be back in the director’s chair for the sequel, though it’s still up in the air. Here’s what he had to say on the matter:
“Well, I’m currently writing the script, and it was one of those things where I didn’t think I would write or participate in the sequel, to be honest. I was so proud of the first one, and obviously, we didn’t make it a with the intention that there would be a sequel. That said, I’m a realist, and I try to see things from everybody’s point of view, and I certainly understand why a studio would want to make a second one after the movie’s success. But I didn’t want any part of it because if it wasn’t going to be organic—a sort of next step for the world— I didn’t want to be a part of it. I said, “just go make another one [without me].”
So, while they were looking at filmmakers and writers, they called and asked if I had any ideas for guidance. I said, “well, I have this little small idea,” and then my producer said, “well, can you think about it for the next few weeks while we’re meeting people. Then those few weeks went by and he brilliantly Jedi mind tricked me into, like, “well, why don’t you just write it and then while you write it, and we’ll give it to a filmmaker.” So, here I am now writing it and we’ll see if I ended up directing it. But it’s an entertaining idea because I think for me, the cool part about this is, that it doesn’t feel like a sequel.”
Though he doesn’t sound entirely in control of the process, he’d be a great choice to direct this highly-anticipated sequel. He already proved his abilities as a director with the first film and managed to get fantastically tense performances out of its small cast.
The original was co-written by Krasinski, Bryan Woods and Scott Beck and is:
“A taut and original thriller that follows a family who must navigate their lives in silence to avoid mysterious creatures that hunt by sound. Knowing that even the slightest whisper or footstep can bring death, Evelyn (Emily Blunt) and Lee (John Krasinski) are determined to find a way to protect their children at all costs while they desperately search for a way to fight back. The film earned a 95% fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes and generated an extraordinary $175M+ at the domestic box office.”