In further news from the Paramount presentation at the 2018 CinemaCon conference in Las Vegas, Paramount CEO Jim Gianopulos, took the opportunity to inform the audience that they plan on moving forward with a sequel to John Krasinski’s, A Quiet Place.
The John Krasinski-directed thriller has brought some much-needed box office success to Paramount after a rather bleak 12 months. The film has earned more than $213 million at the worldwide box office to date, including $134.8 million in North America.
Scriptwriters, Bryan Woods and Scott Beck have already stated in interviews for the thriller that there is more than enough left over material to justify a sequel. Whether the follow-up will include this material or a whole new script will be written from scratch isn’t clear.
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“If you told me five years ago that an almost silent film starring the very funny guy Jim from The Office would have been a hit at Paramount, I would have said, ‘Well, I should go work at Paramount,'” Gianopulos told the crowd.
As well as taking the helm on the film, Krasinski also stars in the film opposite Emily Blunt, his real-life wife. They play a married couple with two small children who must remain absolutely silent if they are to avoid being attacked by creatures attracted by noise.
The team writing duo, Beck and Woods, approached Krasinski with the script but after letting fellow actor and wife, Emily Blunt read it, she wanted to star in it as well.
As yet, no production start or release date has been revealed.