The only thing quieter than the stealth success writer/director John Krasinski’s film A Quiet Place enjoyed at the box office last spring has been the moves that would-be franchise has made towards putting A Quiet Place 2 on the road to production. And while we’ve gotten a couple of casting updates and signs on where the story will be going, it appears the biggest news has happened under all of our noses: the film’s already started production.
Via an official announcement by Paramount Pictures today, A Quiet Place 2 was announced as going before cameras as of this very moment. And on top of that, we’ve gotten some further confirmations of casting news, which just proves that while most other productions loudly announce their big moves, this series is really committing to its rule of silence.
Once again confirmed to be part of the cast of A Quiet Place 2 are Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds, all reprising their role as the surviving Abbott family members. Newcomers to the world that 2018’s A Quiet Place set up are Cillian Murphy, who was previously confirmed as a mysterious stranger who runs into the Abbott family with the usual “mysterious intentions.”
As those intentions are still quite mysterious, what’s not so hidden anymore is the fact that A Quiet Place 2 has officially landed Brian Tyree Henry in its cast as well. Coming Soon’s coverage of the production announcement pretty much re-confirmed this, while at the same time not divulging any details of Henry’s similarly mysterious character.
The only other piece of crucial information that seems to have been overheard by anyone interested in the project is the fact that A Quiet Place 2 will be apparently giving fans information on where the infamous monsters from the first film originated. Of course, this could change depending on whether or not this knowledge is from a previous draft of the film’s script, which is also being written and directed by John Krasinski.
Taking all of that information into consideration, the road to production that A Quiet Place 2 has taken seems like a pretty easy and lightning quick one, with the sequel in front of cameras a little over a year after the original film debuted to stunned audiences.
As much as A Quiet Place was a surprise hit for all involved, A Quiet Place 2 seems to be playing its cards so close to its chest that the studio is practically masking its heartbeat. Which is probably a good thing, as in this world, “if they hear you, they hunt you.” Good to see everyone’s playing with their heads in the game, as per usual.
A Quiet Place 2 hits theaters, in the quietest way possible, on May 15, 2020. So if you’re in the mood for something frightening, but in the near future, head over to the 2019 release schedule to see what you can find.