John Krasinski returning to write Paramount's 'A Quiet Place' sequel

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A Quiet Place Too? Too Quiet, Two Serious?

Regardless of what the sequel’s title will be, there can be no 'Quiet Place' universe without John Krasinski. The 38-year-old director/actor/writer confirmed earlier this week he is currently penning the script to 2018’s surprise hit.

Paramount’s apocalyptic thriller took the box office by storm hauling an impressive $50M domestic open and $335M cumulative gross after 17 weeks release. Emily Blunt and John Krasinski star as a married couple with two small children who must remain silent to avoid being attacked by creatures attracted by noise.

Krasinski, who also co-wrote the script, also made his directorial debut from a script originally written by Bryan Woods and Scott Beck. According to Krasinski, his revisions included major structural changes to the film's opening sequence as well as casting deaf actress Millicent Simmonds as the couple’s onscreen daughter.

Back in June, Paramount Pictures CEO Jim Gianopulos confirmed a sequel was in the works but did not elaborate on story details or if Krasinski would return in director or writer capacity. At the time, Krasinski told producers “he had this small idea for a sequel, but didn’t think it would go anywhere.” Despite his preference to leave A Quiet Place as a "special experience" that he and Emily Blunt shared together, Krasinski's idea for a sequel just kept growing. And with that came his inevitable return to a promising franchise.

A Quiet Place 2 will hit theaters May 15, 2020.

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