John Krasinski originally did not want to make A Quiet Place: Part II but recently revealed why he decided to tackle a sequel.
John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place was one of 2018’s biggest success stories. The film grossed over $340M worldwide on a $17M budget and currently holds a 95% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. A sequel was quickly put into the works but, as it turned out, Joh Krasinski was hesitant to return to the property.
While speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, John Krasinski revealed that it was the idea of making Millicent Simmonds’ character the main protagonist that brought him back along with the theme of growing up:
“The one idea I had was to make Millie [played by Millicent Simmonds] the lead of the movie, and in doing that, she gets to bring all these themes that my character had, Emily’s character had, and these ideas of the hopes and dreams you have for your kids and how they fulfill them. So this is about growing up. This is about adolescence, and man does she do a good job.”
John Krasinski also revealed that the reason why he was he was hesitant to return to the franchise, thinking that there was no way he could top the first film:
“I said I would never do a second one. Nothing could be as personal or be as organic to me as the first one, and turns out, I think I like this one better.”
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Here is the official synopsis for John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place: Part II:
Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe) must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.
Written and directed by John Krasinski, A Quiet Place: Part II stars Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, and Djimon Hounsou.
A Quiet Place: Part II will be released in theaters on March 20, 2020.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter