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One of the most buzzed-about horror movies of 2018 is A Quiet Place. It took the world by storm earlier this year, thanks to its unique concept and excellent execution. The film is being heralded as an Oscar contender, and a sequel is currently being developed. There are no real details on what this sequel would be about, but star Emily Blunt thinks it'd be interesting to see what the family was like before the world went haywire.
In some ways, the idea of seeing who these people were before this all happened would be interesting, but I'm not quite sure because I think actually it's now what's the next chapter and what happens next. I think people feel very invested in this family... I think it's such an open book right now, and certainly for John [Krasinski], who is lasering into something as we speak.
In A Quiet Place, the world has been overrun by monsters with exceptional hearing, forcing the remainder of humanity to live in complete silence. The movie follows the Abbott family, with real-life married couple Emily Blunt and John Krasinski playing the matriarch and patriarch. Krasinski co-wrote and directed the horror movie, and he's currently working on ideas for a sequel.
As to what that sequel can be, Emily Blunt offered some suggestions to Entertainment Weekly. She proposed that a sequel could take a look at what the Abbott family was like before they had to stop talking to each other to survive. A Quiet Place is only so good because people care about the family at the center of it all, so it makes sense to flesh them out for more installments.
However, Emily Blunt admits that telling the next chapter in their journey might override anything focused on the past. While finding out more about the family is a good idea, I would agree that it's more entertaining to stay with the ravenous monsters than following the Abbotts when they were just like every other family.
That being said, there's no shortage of other ideas for a sequel. It could be set several years in the future when the children are older, or right after the events of the first film. It could even opt to focus on an entirely different family to help flesh out the world. People responded very strongly to this movie, so there's room for a lot of potential.