After A Quiet Place earned $332 million at the box office worldwide with a production budget of $17 million, Paramount Pictures began development on a sequel that was recently given a May 15th, 2020 release date. While co-writer/director/star John Krasinski wasn't initially expected to be involved as a writer or director for the follow-up film, it's now been revealed that he's working on a screenplay for the sequel.

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that during a recent Q&A at the Silver Screen Theatre in Los Angeles, Krasinski announced that he is currently writing a screenplay for the sequel to A Quiet Place:

"...I had this small idea for a sequel, but I didn't think it would go anywhere. So, I said to the studio, 'Just go do the movie with somebody else.' They heard some pitches, and I told Drew [Form, producer] about this little idea, and he told me to think about it a little longer. And then I thought, 'This might really work.' So, I'm currently writing the sequel."

It's unknown at this time if Krasinski will also direct the sequel to A Quiet Place, if Paramount Pictures will move forward with his idea for the sequel, or if any of the cast members from the first film will return.

Back in April, it was reported that Krasinski's next directorial project is lined up to be Life on Mars, a movie adaptation of Cecil Castellucci's sci-fi survival short story "We Have Always Lived on Mars." Krasinski is expected to reteam with Platinum Dunes producers Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller for that new movie.

Bryan Woods and Scott Beck co-wrote the original draft of A Quiet Place, with Krasinski working on the final draft of the film, as well as directing and starring in the movie as a husband and father trying to protect his family (played by Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Cade Woodward) from blind alien creatures that hunt their human prey via sound.

We'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated on further details. In the meantime, what would you like to see in A Quiet Place sequel?

Source: THR
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