A Quiet Place is one of 2018’s biggest blockbusters, so it’s not surprising a sequel has been devised.
And when can you expect to see the said sequel? May 15th, 2020.
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Of course, the original A Quiet Place was notable for being The Office star John Krasinski’s directorial debut. Having done so well with the first, will he return for the second film?
Talking to Collider, producer Andrew Form confirmed Krasinski‘s involvement.
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.
Indeed, A Quiet Place was special to a lot of people. It currently holds an impressive 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and earned $332.6 million worldwide. Critics praised the use of silence to convey horror in the movie as well as its deep themes and commentary on parenthood.
Form understands the significance of the first film, which is why he emphasized the careful approach chosen for the second:
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.
But is ‘A Quiet Place 2‘ a good idea? Do you think Krasinski and Co. will come through again with another hit? Let us know in the comments below…