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The 'A Quiet Place' sequel could focus on other survivors

Daveena Kataria Monday 14 May 2018

Just this passed 26th April Paramount let on to how they'd already given the go ahead for a sequel to 'A Quiet Place'. Now, director and protagonist, John Krasinski, has spoken to Deadline about what he'd like to see take place in the second instalment.

 a scene from the film

Aside from 'Avengers: Infinity War', 'A Quiet Place' has done quite well at the box office and that might just be down to the 'The Office' actor. Since its release, the film has raked in around $160,500,000 Stateside and $256,100,000 globally, not bad for a film with a budget of only $17,000,000! It's still not been revealed whether Krasinski will be returning to the director's seat for the sequel, but that's not stopped him speaking about what he wants to see happen next.

"The thing that I loved in the movie, where my mind kept wandering as we were making it, was the question of who was on the other end of those fires, when the father lights the fire and in the distance those other fires light up. How did those people survive? How did that old man survive? In the extreme these characters are going through, there's no room to think about that. They're there, there's an old man who's about to scream, they just have to deal with that. I think it would be interesting to see what's going on elsewhere at this same time".

An unplanned sequel

Screenplay writers Bryan Woods and Scott Beck were behind the script for the original film, but their participation on the sequel is also yet to be confirmed. 'A Quiet Place' saw Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe and Cade Woodward acting alongside Krasinski, and if the latter's words are anything to go by, the film was meant to be self-conclusive. "It's only a short while since the movie came out, but already people are saying, «We want to live in this world more»... To be perfectly honest, it [the sequel] was never really on my mind while we were making it. I never really thought of it as an expanded world".

'A Quiet Place' hit UK cinemas on 5th April.

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