Considering the box office and critical success of John Krasinski’s new horror movie A Quiet Place, it was only a matter of time before the studio announced it was planning on a second one. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount chairman-CEO Jim Gianopulos announced the sequel on Wednesday at CinemaCon. The scary good high-concept movie was filmed with a budget of just $17 million and, in the three weeks since it was released, it’s already earned $213 million worldwide. Krasinski directed and starred in the film opposite his real-life wife Emily Blunt. Bryan Woods and Scott Beck wrote the script. The sequel, which we’re tentatively calling A Quieter Place, would presumably take place in the same universe in which blind aliens with super hearing take over the planet and feast on anyone who makes a sound louder than a snap. It makes for an intense viewing experience, especially when someone in the theater refuses to take off their squishy jacket.
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