John Krasinski took to Twitter recently to confirm the filming of A Quiet Place 2 is officially underway. 2018’s A Quiet Place was a box office horror hit and generally well received. It was a horror-thriller that took place in a world that had been overtaken by blind-but-deadly creatures who were highly sensitive to sound which followed a family their struggle to stay alive. Critics lauded it for its unique premise, strong performances, and Krasinski’s tight direction.
On a $17 million budget, A Quiet Place grossed $340 million worldwide and a sequel was quickly green-lit. With his involvement up in the air, Krasinski was announced as both writer and director back in February. Production subsequently got underway four months after, as Paramount announced near the end of June.
Krasinski took to Twitter to announce that filming on A Quiet Place 2 has officially begun, and posted a behind the scenes photo to mark the occasion (see below). For the time being, however, the movie is being referred to as simply Part II, rather than A Quiet Place 2 or even A Quiet Place: Part II.
— John Krasinski (@johnkrasinski) July 15, 2019
Krasinski’s real-life wife Emily Blunt will be back as Evelyn Abbott, though, along with Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe as their onscreen children, Regan and Marcus. Brian Tyree Henry and Cillian Murphy are the only new cast additions that’ve been confirmed so far, and are believed to be playing other people that’ve managed to survive in the sequel’s post-apocalyptic setting. Whether they’ll be friend or foe to the Abbotts, that’s another matter.
Are you looking forward to the aftermath of A Quiet Place? Do you think part 2 can follow the success of the hit original?