John Krasinski simply couldn’t stay away from his creation. First reported by Deadline, Krasinski has agreed to direct the sequel to 2018’s A Quiet Place! The actor/writer/director previously signed on to write the film after originally appearing unsure he even wished to do that. Krasinski, in an Instagram post, confirmed the news while also revealing the sequel’s release date of May 15th, 2020.
Production on the feature is set to begin this July. Deadline also received confirmation that Emily Blunt closed her deal to return to the cinematic world you dare not speak in. Talks are continuing for the remaining stars of the original, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe, to return as well. Barring major unforeseen circumstances, moviegoers should expect the entire remaining (albeit small) cast to return.
A Quiet Place left audiences on a real cliffhanger and logical jump-off point for the sequel. (SPOILER ALERT) We last saw the remaining members of the Abbott family gearing up to take down the approaching creatures, having learned how to kill them. With this knowledge in hand, how will Evelyn, Regan, Marcus, and yet-to-be-named-baby Abbott work to take their world back? Considering the original mainly focused on a small family’s farm among an entire world decimated by extraterrestrials, the possibilities and scope of part two are endless.
The film’s original budget of $17 million scored a massive $50.2 million domestic opening weekend. Worldwide, A Quiet Place ended its run at a cool $340 million. With a return like that, an increased budget certainly isn’t out of the question.
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