Reportedly, production on the sequel to last year’s ‘A Quiet Place’ could begin this summer in upstate New York. The first picture, the first ever directed by John Krasinski, who also co-starred, was a surprise smash last year. The film made $188 million domestically against a production budget of $17 million and was the must-see movie of last spring. Paramount is hoping to have the sequel in theaters next year, on May 15, so it makes sense that production will begin soon.
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Krasinski is penning the script for the sequel after having contributed to that of the first. His wife and co-star Emily Blunt has reportedly stated that she knows what the sequel’s script is about, but has not indicated whether or not she will be in it. The first film ended with her character Evelyn and her daughter Regan, played by Millicent Simmonds taking an aggressive stance against the invading aliens that have tormented them and killed their loved ones.
But those involved, including Blunt, have stated that the second film isn’t a traditional sequel and that it is instead an expansion of the world of the first, which has been overrun by carnivorous creatures that are attracted by sound. Krasinski has previously stated that he was intrigued to find out who was on the other end of those fires that the survivors lit each night to check in with each other to indicate that there were still other humans surviving in this circumstance.
So even though Evelyn and Regan (and the baby) were still alive and kicking at the end of ‘A Quiet Place’, they may not be the focus of the second movie. Instead, viewers may be introduced to another set of survivors. But judging by how well the first movie delivered, that may not be such a bad thing.
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