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John Krasinski is Already at Work on 'A Quiet Place 2'

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Don't go shouting it around, but John Krasinski has already started work on the follow-up to his surprise success horror film, A Quiet Place. Krasinski and his wife Emily Blunt starred in the film about a family evading monsters in a near-future dystopia by remaining deathly quiet.

He also wrote and directed the feature which went on to take $334.5m at the box office globally as well as earning rave reviews for the unbearable tension caused by its use, or lack thereof, of sound.

Though Krasinski initially turned down doing a follow-up, fortunately for fans he's changed his mind and is already - possibly at this very moment - penning a script for film which revisits the eerily silent world.

"That was my intention for the movie itself," Krasinski said Wednesday during Q&A at the Silver Screen Theatre in Los Angeles, explaining how he planned to leave the film as a one-off. "Then I had this small idea for a sequel, but I didn't think it would go anywhere. So, I said to the studio, 'Just go do the movie with somebody else.'"

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"They heard some pitches, and I told [producer] Drew [Form] about this little idea," he added. "And he told me to think about it a little longer. And then I thought, 'This might really work.' So, I'm currently writing the sequel."

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He also spoke about the idea he has to tell the backstory of the planet with no light where the sound-hunting creatures came from. Krasinski imagines they evolved into killing machines on this planet and then came to earth on a meteor.

"I have the whole backstory, I know exactly where they're from and what day and where it happened. But I want to only tell it on this board," he said.

That storyboard in his basement may never see the light of day, but A Quiet Place 2 is due to be released May 15, 2020

This story originally appeared on Esquire.co.ukMinor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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