2018’s A Quiet Place was a big hit; it made a lot of money and was a critical success. But director and star John Krasinski wasn’t enamored with the idea of making a sequel.
Krasinski told Screen Rant that he had no plans to make a sequel. In fact, he said no when he was first approached about it over concerns that it would be seen as a cash grab. But Krasinski eventually agreed to make a sequel because he came up with an idea that he latched onto. The sequel plays with the idea that parents tell their children they can keep them safe, when they know in reality they cannot. This idea felt organic to Krasinsk, and it’s why he agreed to get behind the camera again for A Quiet Place II, which opens this weekend after a 14-month delay due to the pandemic.
“I had no intention of doing a sequel because I’m an audience member first, before a director, writer, actor. When I see sequels, a lot of the time I do the eye roll and go, ‘Oh man, it’s just a cash grab studio kind of move. It’s not going to be nearly as good as the first.’ And I didn’t want that to happen, so I just said no,” he explained. “And what happened was I had this organic, tiny idea and it was about Millie. And the idea was if [Emily Blunt] was the lead of the movie not just because it’s cool to have [Blunt] be the lead of the movie, but she’s actually the continuation of the metaphor in the first movie. So if the first movie is about the promise you make to your kids that will inevitably be broken and everybody knows it, except your kids, that if you stay close I can keep you safe forever.”
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