A Quiet Place writers Scott Beck and Bryan Woods reveal why they aren’t fully as involved with the sequel.
A Quiet Place was a big surprise hit, with fans around the world delighted by the John Krasinski and Emily Blunt-led horror movie. A sequel has been signed off and Krasinski is returning to direct and is writing the script.
But what of writers Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, the writers on the first movie? Well, they aren’t as involved in the sequel and they have told ComicBook.com why:
“As creators of essentially the movie and the franchise, we always have our hand in the mix. But what was really funny about opening weekend last year is, it was almost immediate that the studio announced there’d be a sequel. What our reaction was, and what John’s reaction was, like, ‘I don’t know if it needs a sequel.’
“We always envisioned it collectively as a standalone film, and very much like what Bryan and I were trying to mount on the wake of A Quiet Place is actually what we consider learning the right lesson, is that there actually is space for original ideas on a big theatrical level. So the decision that Bryan and I made was we’ll be passively involved in it. And what was great was John ended up cracking an idea that he really loved and he took the ball and ran with it.”
Are you looking forward to A Quiet Place: Part II? Would you have liked to see the first film’s writers return in a more active role? Let us know in the comments below and on Twitter @flickeringmyth.