A Quiet Place 2 Wraps Filming
This past July 15 we wrote a quick post about how writer/director John Krasinski had started filming A Quiet Place 2, the sequel to his extremely satisfying 2018 thriller. Now two months later, Krasinski and his cast and crew have wrapped production. Krasinski took to Twitter to reveal the news:
— John Krasinski (@johnkrasinski) September 25, 2019
The sequel will bring back the surviving members of the Abbot family, led by Krasinski’s real-life wife Emily Blunt as the shotgun-toting, alien killing Evelyn Abbot. Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe are back as the kids, Regan and Marcus. Krasinski himself played their dad in the original, but, he ultimately had to sacrifice himself to save the kids.
There are new faces here as the world expands to include other survivors of the still unexplained arrival of blind aliens who hunt via sound. Two of the bigger names belong to Djimon Hounsou (he replaced Brian Tyree Henry after a scheduling conflict) and Cillian Murphy, who are both on board in unknown roles.
We don’t know much about what Krasinki and his team have fashioned for the sequel, but we’ve heard that he wasn’t interested in doing a straight follow-up. This likely means that the new film won’t be picking up right where we left off in the original—with Evelyn cocking a shotgun and using Regan’s hearing aids to mess with the sound-hunting monsters. With the new cast members involved, we’ll see how other people outside of the Abbot family have been dealing with these creatures. What we do know is that the original created this world with a level of meticulousness and care that made it one of 2018’s most surprising films.
A Quiet Place 2 is due in theaters on March 20, 2020.
Featured image: John Krasinski plays Lee Abbott in A QUIET PLACE, from Paramount Pictures. © 2018 Paramount Pictures. All rights reserved. Photo Credit: Jonny Cournoyer