UPDATE: Millicent Simmonds & Noah Jupe in Talks to Return to the Higher Budget ‘A Quiet Place 2’
After a post on Twitter and Instagram from John Krasinski, we got confirmation he will be returning to direct ‘A Quiet Place 2.’
But, Krasinski is not the only one returning, as his wife (both on-screen and in real life) Emily Blunt is in talks to reprise her role from the first movie. The capacity of Blunt’s role is unknown, as it could be anything from leading, supporting, to a cameo appearance. Blunt will most likely take a pay cut, like she did for the first movie, for the sequel.
But wait, there’s even more! The talks extend to the cast members who portrayed the children in the first film: Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Simmonds and Jupe are under option, meaning that when their initial deals were made, the studio was able to reserve them for any possible follow-ups.”
Further, the budget for the sequel will be much higher. We do not know the exact amount yet, but the original film was $17 million. Also, there will most likely be salary increases for Simmonds and Jupe.
At first, Krasinski did not even intend to write the screenplay for ‘A Quiet Place 2.’ But, he then went on to develop his story concept for the sequel, after mulling it over. Producers Andrew Form and Brad Fuller could have given the film to other filmmakers to write and/or direct, but Krasinski got a spark of inspiration.
Now with his screenplay currently in progress, Krasinski will also direct the (untitled) sequel, just like the first time around. Bryan Woods and Scott Peck, the screenwriters of the original spec script for the first ‘A Quiet Place,’ also came back to write the sequel with Krasinski.
It is possible, due to Krasinski’s tease, that the sequel could have the title of ‘A Quiet Place: Part II.’ But as of now, we do not know.
However, what we do know, is that filming will commence this July. Paramount will release the film on May 15, 2020.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter