Here is some deeply unsurprising news. Even just watching “A Quiet Place,” you could tell that the premise was ripe for a sequel. A tremendously entertaining high concept horror film, it does lend itself well further installments. So, that was a solid situation to start off with. Then, when it opened at number one with a huge box office haul, that became even more of a certainty. After all, if you were in charge over at Paramount, wouldn’t you want to make this a franchise? Well, regardless of what you’d say, studio head Jim Gianopulos is game to make a follow up. So, that’s happening now.
According to Entertainment Weekly, “A Quiet Place” has a sequel now in development. “A Quiet Place 2,” or whatever it will be called is a priority for Paramount. Directed by John Krasinski and co-written by Krasinski, Scott Beck, and Bryan Woods, the movie has emerged as one of 2018’s best. Sequels always run the risk of ruining an original’s stature, but this might be an exception. It could be a direct follow up, a large scale look at the humans vs monsters battle, or something totally different. The possibilities are rather vast.
Here is what EW had to say, in part:
Paramount Pictures is returning to A Quiet Place.
Chairman Jim Gianopulos announced Wednesday at CinemaCon that the studio is already developing a sequel to John Krasinski’s breakout horror hit.
Krasinski directed and stars in A Quiet Place, and also co-wrote the screenplay with Bryan Woods and Scott Beck. The nearly dialogue-free movie centers on a family (led by Krasinski and his real-life wife, Emily Blunt) as they struggle to survive in a world of monsters that hunt by sound.
Since hitting theaters earlier this month, A Quiet Place has proved a major critical and commercial hit, raking in more than $134.8 million domestically and $213.3 million worldwide. It boasts a 95-percent “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Time will tell if Krasinski returns to direct, or if Beck and Woods return to script. It does make sense that Emily Blunt should be the star, but we shall see. For now, this is a potential sequel to be a little excited about, if it can match the original’s brilliance. Stay tuned.