When a sequel to A Quiet Place was announced late last year, we were uncertain if John Krasinski would even return to write the film, but we've since learned that he is now writing A Quiet Place 2 and had been open to directing. Via Deadline this afternoon, Krasinski is indeed directing the sequel!
“Time to go back,” Krasinski captioned an Instagram post today.
Chatting with Business Insider, Krasinski teased that he doesn't consider the film to be a sequel to the first.
“I don’t even see it as a sequel,” said Krasinski. “Emily [Blunt] actually blew my mind by categorizing it the correct way after I pitched it to her. She said, ‘This isn’t a sequel at all — this is the second book in a series of books. It’s a widening of a world.’ And I thought that’s the best way to look at it. It doesn’t feel like a sequel — it’s a continuation of living in that world.”
He added, “I can’t wait to get in there and keep writing and see what this movie wants to allow itself to be. And that will happen in the script process and the shooting and the editing. But I think what’s cool about the second part of this movie is the same set of rules have to apply. I can’t just introduce a world where you can make a ton of sound, and if I did, there would have to be a reason for it. So it’s figuring out if there are smart and clever ways to do it.”
Paramount has dated A Quiet Place 2 for a May 15th, 2020 release.