John Krasinski is returning to write and direct A Quiet Place 2, and The Wrap reports today that Child's Play remake star Brian Tyree Henry is in talks to join the cast of the 2020 sequel.
Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe will all be reprising their roles. 28 Days Later star Cillian Murphy is also on board for Paramount’s sequel.
The first film was set in a post-apocalyptic world where a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from extraterrestrial monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.
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 March 20, 2020 release.