We’ll say this loud and clear, it was pretty obvious that the ending of A Quiet Place perfectly set up the possibility of a sequel. And Paramount studios head Jim Gianopulos has now confirmed that they are moving ahead with one, confirming the news at CinemaCon on Wednesday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The John Krasinski-directed horror flick won over audiences and critics alike when it was unleashed early last month, and ever since there’s been chatter of another movie (perhaps titled, An Even Quieter Place?).
And it’s not just the fact that the movie went gangbusters at the box office that made it such a no-brainer for a sequel, though it probably is in the eyes of the studio (it’s currently back at number one on the box-office charts, having made $213,299,137 so far on a $17 million budget). Even screenwriters Scott Beck and Bryan Woods recently admitted that before their story got made into a movie, it almost became part of the Cloverfield multiverse. Well, now it seems as though it could have a whole universe of its own.
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The strikingly original concept of the film makes it feel that there could be no end of possibilities for multiple movies featuring the evil blind whatchamacallits. For starters, the movie gave us a huge list of questions (that we were too afraid to say out loud at the time), like how they came to Earth in the first place, or what it is about us, and our voices, that they hate so damn much.
It seems as though these questions could now be explored. Beck and Woods previously said that they had many ideas for a sequel, so hopefully if they're back on board we can get to find out more.
In an interview with Fandango, Beck teased that they already have a wealth of material to play with, saying: “Definitely... There are so many discarded set pieces, too, just hiding out on Word documents on our computer. So, yeah, there are certainly so many stories you could tell. It's just really, at the end of the day, who are the characters in this, and what does this situation mean to that dynamic?”
There's no word yet on who will be involved and when it will start production, but can we make a request? Please let it start with Emily Blunt's character once again swinging the barrel of her rifle back into place, cocking the hammer, and firing. Oh, and no need to bring that old rusty nail back. Thank you.
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