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Since its debut in South by Southwest, John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place has been the talk of the town. At the moment, A Quiet Place holds an impressive 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an 82/100 on Metacritic. Moreover, the horror film, which the first film The Office actor has directed, has received accolades from horror heavy hitters like Stephen King. In a tweet, the author gushed about the movie calling it an extraordinary piece of work:
“A QUIET PLACE is an extraordinary piece of work. Terrific acting, but the main thing is the SILENCE, and how it makes the camera’s eye open wide in a way few movies manage” read the update posted by King on Twitter.
Following its release, more details about the conception of the film have made its way to the news cycle.
In a recent interview, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, producers of the feature, explained that Krasinski was their first choice for the role of the father. They were taken aback when The Office actor expressed his interest in directing instead. Nevertheless, a conversation with Krasinski revealed that the actor has a vision for the movie and it is something that their company supports:
“Once he started talking about the material, we saw that his [Krasinski] insights were really smart and we were inspired. Our company was founded by Michael Bay after Jerry Bruckheimer gave him his first opportunity. So in essence, our company was founded on supporting first- and second-time filmmakers. We give them a level of protection that they might not otherwise have.”
The producers further gushed about the decisions Krasinski made for the movie. According to Form, pivotal scenes were Krasinski’s ideas. This includes the first sequence that involved the death of the family’s child:
“Initially, there were flashbacks where the characters talked. Also, the sibling’s death was handled in a flashback. John was adamant that we get rid of it, making it present day and kept the urgency of the storytelling”
With the success of A Quiet Place, there is already murmurs of a sequel. Nothing has been set in stone. According to Fuller, in a separate interview with Variety, he has yet to speak with Krasinski about another movie. He explains that it is ultimately up to Paramount to decide on the fate of the sequel.
Scott Beck, one of the writers of the movie, explained that there is so much material to base a sequel from. In a press conference promoting the film, the writer explained that it is an incredible experience to work on such a unique premise. The only thing that is left to discuss is who or what story would the sequel follow:
“There are so many discarded set pieces, too, just hiding out in Word documents on our computers. 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?”