John Krasinski to be involved in 'A Quiet Place 2,' confirms producer
'A Quiet Place' producer Andrew Form confirmed that John Krasinski will be involved in some capacity for the sequel.
After the unprecedented and unexpected success of John Krasinski's horror thriller 'A Quiet Place,' it was not too surprising to hear immediate talk of a sequel and the possible avenues it could explore. 'A Quiet Place' was received very well by critics and fans alike, earning rave plaudits. As put succinctly by one, the movie is 'a superb exercise in understated terror that puts to shame "horror" films that rely on jump scares and cheap theatrics,' while another called it 'a smart, wickedly frightening good time.'
However, the involvement of Krasinski, who acted, directed, and produced the film, was unsure. But Collider reports that he will, in fact, be involved in some capacity for the follow-up tentatively titled 'A Quiet Place 2.'
Carrying significant undertones of political and social commentary — with its pro-life narrative highly discussed and debated — as well as a heavy focus on family and raw emotion, it confirmed Krasinski's status as one to look for when he gets back on the directorial chair.
Made on a relatively modest budget of $17 million, on release on April 6, it went on to become a major box office hit and went on to gross over $328 million worldwide. Soon enough, Paramount Chair and CEO Jim Gianopulos said a sequel to the film was 'in the works.' Bryan Woods and Scott Beck, who had originally penned the script for the film, had also previously stated that they had already begun thinking of ideas and set pieces for the second film.
Collider cited Andrew Form, who had worked alongside Kransinski as a producer for 'A Quiet Place,' as the source for the confirmation of 'The Office' star's involvement and assured that the sequel would not be rushed. "Oh [Krasinski is] definitely involved. We’re lucky on this one. I’ve had movies where the studio says to you, ‘Here’s your date. Let’s go!’ and on this one, we’re not rushing anything, which is amazing," he said.
He continued, "So we’re gonna take our time, we’re gonna figure out where to go, but there is no rush on it and we’re just starting to talk about it. We’re figuring out what everyone’s involvement’s gonna be and what the actual next movie’s gonna be. The first one is so special to us that we really want to take our time with this and not rush anything."
While the exact nature or depth of his involvement is unclear, it would be a safe assumption to claim that it will not be in an acting capacity. (SPOILER) Krasinski's character, Lee Abbott, sacrificed himself to the xenomorph-like creatures to save his two children at the end of the movie.
The first movie closed with Evelyn (Emily Blunt) and Regan (Millicent Simmonds) fighting off the creatures and the latter's discovery that the frequency emitted by her hearing aids bother them to the point they become easy to kill. Thus 'A Quiet Place 2' therefore likely to instead focus on the desperate battle for survival now faced by Evelyn, Marcus (Noah Jupe), and Regan, and how they move forward without Lee.