John Krasinski to direct A Quiet Place sequel

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 February 2019
John Krasinski

John Krasinski

John Krasinski has confirmed that he will direct a sequel to 'A Quiet Place', which will be released next year

John Krasinski has confirmed that he will direct a sequel to 'A Quiet Place'.

The actor and filmmaker will direct and star in the eagerly anticipated follow up to his 2018 horror movie and his wife Emily Blunt will also return for the sequel.

John – who starred in, directed and co-wrote the original movie – shared a picture from the movie on Instagram and wrote: "time to go back. #PartII."

Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe, who played their children in the film, are also in talks to return.

The movie follows the family in a post-apocalyptic world that has been taken over by blind monsters with an acute sense of hearing.

The sequel is scheduled for release on May 15, 2020.

John, 39, previously claimed that he never intended on doing a sequel and was duped into writing his idea for the next movie.

He said: "I'll be honest with you: I really didn't want to do the sequel. It was never built to launch sequels, which we all knew, and the studio knew too. But also, I'm a realist.

"I know that when you have a success like this, everyone wants to make another one. I told them to go find another filmmaker and writer, and they said, 'But don't you have an idea?' I said, 'Yeah, I have a tiny idea,' so they said, 'OK, while we're talking to other people, keep thinking about it'. They basically mind-tricked me into wanting to write it.

"But the idea for it is pretty simple. I'm writing now – I don't have it fleshed out – but the thought that occurred to me, that really excited me about it, was that most sequels are about the return of a hero or a villain. You take this character that people loved once and you bring them back, and you have to create a new world around them.

"We have the exact opposite setup. We have the world, and you can drop whoever you want into that world and everyone feels connected to it. The reason I decided to go back, in the end, was this world is so rich, and it's so much fun to explore."

A Quiet Place Part II

  • 4 stars
  • 2020
  • US
  • 1h 36min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Krasinski
  • Cast: Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Djimon Hounsou, John Krasinski

Follow-up to 2018's monster hit about deadly creatures who sense by sound.