John Krasinski is back in the director’s chair for his sequel to 2018’s hit A Quiet Place. Originally set to open in theaters May 15, 2020, the film’s release has now been moved up by two months.
Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe are all returning to reprise their roles and will be joined by 28 Days Later actor Cillian Murphy.
During a recent talk with Business Insider, Krasinski teased the upcoming second installment, which he describes as a “continuation.”
I don’t even see it as a sequel,” Krasinski told the site. “Emily [Blunt] actually blew my mind by categorizing it the correct way after I pitched it to her. She said, ‘This isn’t a sequel at all — this is the second book in a series of books. It’s a widening of a world.’ And I thought that’s the best way to look at it. It doesn’t feel like a sequel — it’s a continuation of living in that world.” He continued, “I can’t wait to get in there and keep writing and see what this movie wants to allow itself to be. And that will happen in the script process and the shooting and the editing. But I think what’s cool about the second part of this movie is the same set of rules have to apply. I can’t just introduce a world where you can make a ton of sound, and if I did, there would have to be a reason for it. So it’s figuring out if there are smart and clever ways to do it.”
A Quiet Place 2 will now open in theaters on March 20, 2020.