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‘A Quiet Place 2’ Will Be Much Different Than First Film; John Krasinski Might Not Direct

A Quiet Place happened to be one of the bigger horror film successes of 2018, and in today’s market that means a sequel is on the horizon. While most fans are excited to see A Quiet Place 2, don’t expect the movie to be closely connected to the first. In fact, John Krasinski suggests it’ll be told from another perspective entirely.

According to ComicBook.com, he explained his reasoning.

“The idea for it is pretty simple. I’m writing now—I don’t have it fleshed out—but the thought that occurred to me, that really excited me about it, was that most sequels are about the return of a hero or a villain. You take this character that people loved once and you bring them back, and you have to create a new world around them. We have the exact opposite setup. We have the world, and you can drop whoever you want into that world and everyone feels connected to it.”

It turns out Krasinski is more interested about using the world as a canvas for storytelling rather than any specific characters.

“The idea for it is pretty simple. I’m writing now—I don’t have it fleshed out—but the thought that occurred to me, that really excited me about it, was that most sequels are about the return of a hero or a villain. You take this character that people loved once and you bring them back, and you have to create a new world around them. We have the exact opposite setup. We have the world, and you can drop whoever you want into that world and everyone feels connected to it.”

Unfortunately for some fans, it seems Krasinski might not be directing the sequel. He even insists the studio sort of tricked him into writing it while they look for a new director, so it may be even less like its predecessor.

“I’ll be honest with you: I really didn’t want to do the sequel. It was never built to launch sequels, which we all knew, and the studio knew too. But also, I’m a realist. I know that when you have a success like this, everyone wants to make another one. I told them to go find another filmmaker and writer, and they said, ‘But don’t you have an idea?’ I said, ‘Yeah, I have a tiny idea,’ so they said, ‘OK, while we’re talking to other people, keep thinking about it.’ They basically mind-tricked me into wanting to write it.”

While it seems really unclear what the Quiet Place sequel could end up turning into, fans can hope it’ll live up to the original’s success while still providing a fresh new story.

A Quiet Place 2 is scheduled for release on May 15, 2020.

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