It looks like John Krasinski will be directing ‘A Quiet Place 2’ after all.
There was some doubt as to whether or not Krasinski would be returning to direct, after directing, co-writing, and starring in the initial film that received such great reviews last year. According to a report form Deadline, Krasinski is, in fact, returning to direct and write the sequel.
He seemed to confirm the news in an Instagram post:
“…time to go back. #PartII 5-15-20”
Paramount has given a May 15, 2020 release date. Krasinski teased the sequel in a recent interview with Business Insider:
“I don’t even see it as a sequel,” Krasinski said. “Emily [Blunt] actually blew my mind by categorizing it the correct way after I pitched it to her. She said, ‘This isn’t a sequel at all — this is the second book in a series of books. It’s a widening of a world.’
“And I thought that’s the best way to look at it. It doesn’t feel like a sequel — it’s a continuation of living in that world
“But I think what’s cool about the second part of this movie is the same set of rules have to apply. I can’t just introduce a world where you can make a ton of sound, and if I did, there would have to be a reason for it. So it’s figuring out if there are smart and clever ways to do it.”