A Quiet Place Part II has an official release date for next year: May 15, 2020, as tweeted out by writer, director, and actor John Krasinksi. More details have yet to be revealed but the title suggests that this will be a continuation of the storyline. The first movie was written and directed by John Krasinski alongside writers Bryan Woods and Scott Beck.
A Quiet Place was a harrowing drama/thriller with a science fiction plot centered around motifs of love, family, responsibility, obligation, and guilt. This sequel will likely build on a lot of those ideas although the ending of the film suggests their method of survival may look a bit different than it did before.
The cast included John Krasinksi, Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe. They played a family struggling to survive in a post-apocalyptic world filled with killer monsters who are blind but have an extreme sense of hearing. Hence, the tagline, “if they hear you, they hunt you.”
The premise of the first film made for some memorable sound design choices as there was rarely spoken dialogue and it didn’t have your typical film score. Additionally, sign language and subtitles were used heavily throughout the film as the daughter is deaf.
Krasinski and Blunt are married in real life just as they are onscreen. In fact, Krasinksi received the original script shortly after Blunt gave birth to their second daughter. Immediately, the connection was there.
Despite being characterized as horror, the film was a lot more of a thriller. It was more anxiety and fear than jump scares and gore. A Quiet Place was a horror movie that could make you cry and that emotional storytelling separated it from the pack.
More details are sure to follow leading up to next Spring when the film is set to release.