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30th Dec 2018

The sequel to A Quiet Place will expand the world in a big way

Dave Hanratty

A Quiet Place sequel plot details

Make some noise.

A Quiet Place was one of the big successes of 2018.

Critics were impressed, as were audiences who turned out to the tune of a $340 million worldwide box office take for the John Krasinski-directed, Emily Blunt-fronted horror.

It even took the coveted second spot on our list of best movies of the year, narrowly losing out to Hereditary, so a decent year for scary flicks all-round, really.

Naturally enough, talk of a sequel quickly followed and one is indeed currently scheduled for release in May of 2020.

Though Blunt is rumoured to reprise her role, Krasinski stated in a November interview that the follow-up wouldn’t represent a direct sequel but would rather focus on world-building.

And now, a brand new interview with both Blunt and Krasinski – who is currently writing the next movie – with Deadline has shed further light on that premise, with A Quiet Place 2 very much going to look to expand in terms of atmosphere and mythology.

Right off the bat, he confirmed that his character won’t be returning (duh) – “Unless I do the Hamlet thing; just sort of float around” – so don’t expect him in front of the camera, anyway.

More revealing is that he didn’t want to do a sequel at all.

“It was never built to launch sequels, which we all knew, and the studio knew too,” said Krasinski.

“But also, I’m a realist. I know that when you have a success like this, everyone wants to make another one. I told them to go find another filmmaker and writer, and they said, ‘But don’t you have an idea?’

“I said, ‘Yeah, I have a tiny idea,’ so they said, ‘OK, while we’re talking to other people, keep thinking about it’. They basically mind-tricked me into wanting to write it.”

Krasinski goes on to explain his “pretty simple” idea for the new story, warning that it isn’t fully fleshed out just yet, one that will open up the wider world at large.

“The thought that occurred to me, that really excited me about it, was that most sequels are about the return of a hero or a villain,” he said.

“You take this character that people loved once and you bring them back, and you have to create a new world around them. We have the exact opposite setup. We have the world, and you can drop whoever you want into that world and everyone feels connected to it.

“The reason I decided to go back, in the end, was this world is so rich, and it’s so much fun to explore. There are so many different things to see now.

“Everyone else in the world is experiencing this, so I’m curious to see what that looks like from another perspective.”

Sounds like a proper ‘The Last of Us’ situation to us and given that we’ve still yet to get an official adaptation of that PlayStation classic, this will suffice for now.

You can read the full interview in which both Krasinski and Blunt go in-depth on A Quiet Place right here.

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