More spooky goings-on in Silence Land, as well as a couple of minor spoilers in This-Article Land
Oi oi, there’s gonna be a sequel to A Quiet Place, that film about a family under threat of a mysterious unseen enemy that hunts using sound. All scary and that, it was, all scary and quiet… and that. And now there’s gonna be a sequel, yo - with a release date of May 15, 2020, to be exact.
Widely viewed as one of the best horror films of 2018, writer Bryan Woods previously said of the project:
“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 the situation mean to that dynamic?”
According to MovieWeb, producer Andrew Form has said that although it’s definitely coming, they’re not rushing into it and are waiting for the perfect story before they dive in.
Jim Gianopulos, CEO of Paramount, announced the sequel at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, saying:
“If you told me five years ago that an almost silent film starring the very funny guy Jim from The Office would have been a hit at Paramount, I would have said, ‘Well, I should go work at Paramount’.”
“It’s only a short while since the movie came out, but already people are saying, ‘We want to live in this world more,’ which is really interesting. I’m surprised people aren’t like, ‘Nah, we know what this is, and we just want to leave it as it is.’”
“To be perfectly honest, it was never really on my mind while we were making it. I never really thought of it as an expanded world; I always thought of it as a one-off.
“The thing that I loved in the movie, 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?
“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. I think it would be interesting to see what’s going on elsewhere at this same time.”
Very exciting, yes, but shut up, yeah? Keep your big mouth shut, ya doink, otherwise they’ll hear you and eat your flipping nipples off! Shhhhhhh!
(Image: Paramount Pictures)