John Krasinski, the writer/director/star of this year’s breakout hit, A Quiet Place, just hinted that the sequel may not follow the Abbott family of the the original film. Instead, the movie could take place during the same time frame as the first one and focus on the other survivors alluded to throughout the film.
Speaking with Deadline, Krasinski said that he did not have any ideas for a sequel when he initially began working on A Quiet Place:
“To be perfectly honest, it was never really on my mind while we were making it. I never really thought of it as an expanded world; I always thought of it as a one-off.”
However, he started to wonder about the characters of the film outside of the Abbott family as he worked on the production:
*The quote below contains mild spoilers from the first movie.*
“The thing that I loved in the movie, where my mind kept wandering as we were making it, was the question of who was on the other end of those fires, when the father lights the fire and in the distance those other fires light up. How did those people survive? How did that old man survive?
In the extreme these characters are going through, there’s no room to think about that. They’re there, there’s an old man who’s about to scream, they just have to deal with that. I think it would be interesting to see what’s going on elsewhere at this same time.”
Keep in mind that the script for the film is not yet written, and Krasinski was simply being candid with Deadline about his ideas surrounding the franchise, so this tidbit of information is subject to change.
Paramount Pictures plans to capitalize on the success of A Quiet Place by fast tracking its sequel, so fans of the budding franchise will likely soon know more details about the future of the series. Stay tuned to Horror News Network for more details on the follow-up to A Quiet Place as they break!