John Krasinski And Emily Blunt To Return For 'A Quiet Place' Sequel
When it comes to horror films, A Quiet Place knocks it out of the park. As well as delivering nail-biting suspense that will see you cowering behind your family-sized bucket of popcorn, John Krasinski made his directorial debut with a film that was inherently about family. Naturally, he had his wife and talented actor Emily Blunt, co-star as, well, his wife.
The film tells the story of an isolated family of four that must live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound. Taking to Instagram, Krasinksi revealed that he would return to direct the untitled sequel to the hit film. His post was captioned, “…time to go back. #PartII 5-15-20”; and sat alongside an image of the red lights that became synonymous with the alien threats in the first movie.
A Quiet Place grossed $340 million at the global box office in 2018. Since then, the film has gone on to win several awards, including the Screen Actors Guild Award for Blunt in the supporting actress category. Krasinski, who wrote the screenplay alongside Bryan Woods and Scott Beck, also received a Writers Guild nomination in the original category.
Whilst speculation always pinned Krasinski to return as director, it wasn’t known who would return in the cast. Now, it seems Emily Blunt will be back to star, as well as young actors Noah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds – who played the pair’s kids.
Given that the original ended with Blunt and her family, including a newborn, having to make a new life for themselves in the wake of a character’s death, there are a number of directions this could go – all of which make for one very suspenseful flick.
One thing seems certain: the sequel will be a lot bigger. Screenwriter Bryan Woods told Movie Web in March that cost was a concern for A Quiet Place.
The budget and scale had to stay small, but considering the film’s global success, there’s a strong likelihood that audiences will be treated to something larger-scale and more ambitious.
“We have so many scary ideas that just didn’t even make it into the final script [of A Quiet Place], let alone the final movie, but just written, we would love to see this sequence,” Woods said. “Some sequences that were just quite frankly too expensive to even do in this movie.”
The film is slated to be released on 15 May, 2020 and if the first one was anything to go by, it’s sure to be a blockbuster in the horror-movie category.