A Quiet Place’s John Krasinski seems to be enjoying the success as a filmmaker for his visceral horror which the film is currently experiencing at the worldwide box office. So, much, so the actor turned filmmaker is to reunite with his producers from the film to produce Life on Mars for Paramount.
It’s said that Krasinski found the story and brought it to his Platinum Dunes colleagues.
Paramount are still negotiating for the rights for the project, which is based on a short story by Cecil Castellucci. The story follows Nina, one of the few descendants of a human colony on Mars that was abandoned by Earth. She is surprised to discover that she can breathe the toxic atmosphere of the Martian surface. The crew, thinking that their attempts at terraforming and breeding for Martian adaptability have finally paid off, rejoice at the prospect of a brighter future. But Nina’s about to unlock the mystery of the disaster that stranded them on Mars… and nothing will ever be the same.
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There is no scribe attached as yet and Krasinski, at this stage, is not expected to star. He will be a producer on the project, alongside Allyson Seeger, an executive at his Sunday Night Productions banner.
A Quiet Place has already exceeded expectations and has already taken $50.3 million from its opening weekend in the US.
Krasinski will next star as the title character in the upcoming Amazon series Jack Ryan, based on the Tom Clancy character and produced by Paramount Television.
We recently sat down with Krasinski’s other half, Emily Blunt to talk about A Quiet Place, watch the video below alongside an interview with John himself.