Paramount Pictures scored a solid hit earlier this year with the horror-thriller The Quiet Place, with the studio wasting little time in announcing a sequel to the critically acclaimed film.
Director and star John Krasinski currently gearing up to go into production on the second season of Amazon’s Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, as well as prepping his next directorial project Life on Mars.
Given his busy slate, there’s been some speculation that Paramount could look to cash in on the success of the first movie by moving ahead on a sequel without the involvement of Krasinski. However, producer Andrew Form has dismissed that possibility during an interview with Collider.
“Oh [Krasinski is] definitely involved,” said Form. “We’re lucky on this one. I’ve had movies where the studio says to you, ‘Here’s your date. Let’s go!’ and on this one we’re not rushing anything, which is amazing. So we’re gonna take our time, we’re gonna figure out where to go, but there is no rush on it and we’re just starting to talk about it. We’re figuring out what everyone’s involvement’s gonna be and what the actual next movie’s gonna be. The first one is so special to us that we really want to take our time with this and not rush anything.”
“It’s such a special movie to us, the experience and everything,” he continued. “It’s easy to rush these and we’ve made movies in the past where we’ve rushed them through and we’ve felt it, and we just don’t wanna do it on this one. We really don’t. We really just wanna take our time and as long as it takes, it takes. It has to be the right story, just like the first one. It just has to be.”
It’s certainly reassuring that Paramount isn’t looking to rush out a sequel, even though it means we may have a lengthy weight before we get the follow-up.
In the modern horror thriller A QUIET PLACE, a family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival. If they hear you, they hunt you.