Buzz around A Quiet Place 2 is getting louder.
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly during the 2018 SCAD Savannah Film Festival, A Quiet Place co-writer, director, and star John Krasinski and actress Emily Blunt (Krasinski's real-life wife) opened up about potential storylines and plot details of the highly anticipated sci-fi horror sequel. Lee and Evelyn Abbott in the movie, discussed how the follow-up to A Quiet Place might further explore the Abbott family, the post-apocalyptic world in which they live, and the people-eating aliens they've faced off against more than a few times.
For Blunt's part, she admitted that she was a prequel-sequel could be interesting, but feels that A Quiet Place 2 wants to focus more on the future rather than the past.
"In some ways, the idea of seeing these people would have been interesting, but I'm not quite sure because I think it's now what the next chapter and what happens next," Blunt said. I think it's open book right now, and certainly for John who is lasering into something as we speak. "
Krasinski actually "did not want anything to do with the sequel" after the astounding success of the original, signaling that he would act in A Quiet Place 2 nor work on the story or get behind the camera and direct. However, when the creative was struck by a "very small idea" that turned into something bigger, he could not help but commit himself to the sequel.
It's actually a world, which is a whole different, a very unique experience, "Krasinski said. "It's not like Alien or Jaws where the main villain is the thing you're repeating; "It's an actual whole set of rules and the circumstance that the world has undergone that you can play in very different facets."
So, which direction might the second A Quiet Place movie travel (very, very quietly) down? It's tough to say, but as Krasinski mentioned, there's an entire world outside the Abbott family that can be traversed. Like the original movie's star Millicent Simmons, who plays Krasinski and Blunt's on-screen daughter Regan Abbott, suggested, perhaps A Quiet Place 2 wants to explain the origins of the fearsome aliens, or center on another family to "work on the same problems," or even jump ahead a few years and follow the Abbott children in a world where the aliens no longer run wild.
In any case, vignettes are in a treat with the sequel. Krasinski is on board as a screenwriter and producer (and he is still awaiting his confirmation) A Quiet Place 2 is bound to be frighteningly fantastic.
Find out what will go down in A Quiet Place 2 when the movie opens in theaters on May 15, 2020.