A Quiet Place director and co-writer John Krasinski already has a pretty good idea of where he'd like to take the recently announced sequel.
Following the critical and commercial success of the horror film, which centers on a family trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic landscape in which aliens hunt using sound, fans began to theorize how the franchise could move forward. Now, Krasinski, who also starred in the film with his wife Emily Blunt, has indicated he'd look to explore other survivors.
“The thing that I loved in the movie,” he told Deadline, “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?”
There's a scene in the film in which different houses light torches at night, perhaps indicating a sense of community in these dangerous times, and possibly as a means to indicate their families were alive. Audiences also saw an old man who killed himself after finding his wife dead, screaming so that one of the creatures could eat him. That's the struggle Krasinski wants to now dive into in the sequel.
“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," he said. "I think it would be interesting to see what’s going on elsewhere at this same time.”
Still in theaters, A Quiet Place has earned $255.5 million worldwide.