Emily Blunt and John Krasinki Almost Made a “Really Stupid” Mistake By Refusing to Direct the Feature Film Sequel A Quiet Place.
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The married couple played a husband and wife in the 2018 hit horror film, directed by John Krasinski, in which a family of four is forced to live in silence to escape the clutches of monsters with a keen sense of hearing.
Even though the film grossed over $ 340 million at the global box office, the pair initially refused to give it a sequel, until they finally realized they were a little too protective of the original. Now they are back for A Quiet Place: Part II, one of the first films of 2021 to only hit theaters, and Emily Blunt said she was relieved to have changed her mind.
“It’s funny because we never intended to do another one,” she said in an interview with Kelly Clarkson. I feel like we both really took our positions when [les directeurs de studio] were like, “We’re gonna do a sequel”. John always wanted this to be an indie film with a slightly open ending, and it didn’t necessarily have to lead to anything else. I think we were really stupid to be honest. ”
“I think there was a real demand from the public who had invested in the history of the family and what is happening to them. […] John got a bunch of ideas [de suite] and he was going to supervise her and then all of a sudden he said, “OK, I have an idea”, and he explained the beginning to me. I loved it, ”the actress continued.
The latter is delighted that she and her husband have come to their senses because she is convinced that this new chapter is an “extraordinary sequel”.
“I think that [John] really did the impossible, she argued. Because it is a difficult task to try to surpass the first one, when the first one has had this kind of dazzling success that you have to try to recreate. It’s really cool. It’s a really cool movie. ”
A Quiet Place: Part II will be released in theaters on May 28th. It’s also slated to appear on the new on-demand streaming service Paramount + in July.