A Quiet Place Writer Already Has Ideas For The Sequel
Riding a huge wave of positive reviews and excellent word of mouth – all of which is definitely deserved – Paramount Pictures’ A Quiet Place made some serious noise at the box office this past weekend. In case you haven’t heard, it rounded up $50 million on home turf plus another $21 million overseas, bringing its global haul to $71 million. Not bad when you consider it was made for only $17 million.
Of course, the film achieving so much success is hardly surprising. As we mentioned above, the buzz surrounding A Quiet Place at the moment is palpable, with many people hailing it as one of the genre’s finest efforts in some time – a sentiment we agree with wholeheartedly. It’s a breath of fresh air, too, with its simple yet unique premise – if they hear you, they hunt you – and understated terror that doesn’t rely on jump scares and cheap tricks to create an intense, horrifying experience that’ll have you glued to your seat.
While nothing official has been announced just yet, you have to imagine that Paramount’s currently working out how to turn A Quiet Place into a franchise, with a sequel all but confirmed to be happening at this stage. In fact, one of the film’s writers even has some ideas for where things can go, with Bryan Woods telling Fandango the following:
“It’s such a fun world. There are so many things you could do. There are so many discarded set pieces, too, just hiding out on Word documents on our computer. So, yeah, there are certainly so many stories you could tell. It’s just really, at the end of the day, who are the characters in this and what does this situation mean to that dynamic?”
Meanwhile, in another interview with MovieWeb, the writer further teased his sequel plans, saying:
“We even have some of the set-pieces already written for it. In a sense, that’s what you have to base it around. You have to figure out, what is the worst possible situation to put your characters in and go from there.”
On whether we can expect to see the same characters again, he said:
“I think you could continue down one path that’s very obvious, or you could spin off into a completely unexpected direction. Which is certainly always interesting for us. The uncharted territory of filmmaking is always where you find the best inspiration.”
Again, a sequel hasn’t been confirmed just yet, but with the kind of money the pic’s making and the buzz it’s generated, we imagine Paramount’s going to give it the go ahead in the very, very near future. Until then, however, you should really check out A Quiet Place if you haven’t already done so, as it truly is an excellent film and will no doubt go down as one of 2018’s best.
You can read our review here, too, which concludes that it’s an expertly constructed slice of tense horror with a killer premise that it exploits to the fullest.