Movie Name: A Quiet Place 2 Movie
Directed by: John Krasinski
Starring: Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Cillian Murphy, Djimon Hounsou
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama
Release Date: 20 March, 2020
Running Time: 97 Minutes
A Quiet Place: Part II is an upcoming American horror film written and directed by John Krasinski. It is a sequel to the 2018 film A Quiet Place, and stars Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe, reprising their roles from the first film. Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou also join the cast.
Talks of a sequel began in April 2018 following the box-office success of the first film. By August 2018, Krasinski was writing the film and he was hired in February 2019 to direct. Production took place in Western New York from June 2019 to September 2019.
Paramount Pictures plans to release A Quiet Place: Part II in theaters on March 20, 2020.
Paramount Pictures produced the first film, A Quiet Place, on a budget of $17 million. Paramount released the film in the United States and Canada in April 2018 and grossed $50.2 million on opening weekend, well above a mid-$20 million forecast. Later in April, Paramount Chair and CEO Jim Gianopulos announced that a sequel was in development. (The first film ultimately grossed $188 million in the US and Canada and $340.9 million worldwide.) John Krasinski, who co-wrote, directed and starred in the first film, said he considered it “as a one-off” but that with the sequel planned, he started considering the larger fictional universe to explore possibilities. By August, Krasinski was writing the film, and a director had not been hired yet. According to Krasinski, Paramount rejected pitches from other writers and directors that were considered too franchise-oriented, and the studio invited him to write a script based on his “tiny idea that fit that world and could be exciting”. Cinematographer Polly Morgan described the sequel’s approach, “It’s more about the children growing up, exploring the world and learning to protect themselves.”
By February of 2019, Krasinski was hired to direct the sequel, and actors Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe were confirmed to reprise their roles. In March, Cillian Murphy joined the cast. In the following June, Brian Tyree Henry joined the cast, but he left the film due to scheduling problems. He was replaced by Djimon Hounsou in August.
In June 2019, production began on the sequel. Filming officially commenced on July 15, 2019. Filming took place throughout Western New York. Locations included Erie County and one of its villages, Akron. Other locations included the city of North Tonawanda and the hamlet of Olcott in Niagara County, and Barcelona Harbor in the town of Westfield in Chautauqua County. Filming also took place on a sound stage in Buffalo, New York. One of the last filming locations, the northbound South Grand Island Bridge, was shut down for 13 hours for filming. The production invested over $10 million in Upstate New York, created 400 hires, and involved 300 background actors. By late September, production was finished.
Paramount Pictures plans to release A Quiet Place: Part II in theaters, including Dolby Cinema and IMAX, on March 20, 2020. It initially planned to release the film on May 15, 2020.
A Quiet Place 2: Movie Trailer
A Quiet Place 2: Movie Review
This sequel to the much acclaimed ‘A Quiet Place,’ not only tracks the origin of the mysterious alien monsters, who kill at the slightest sound but also takes the story forward with more mayhem and destruction. Will anyone survive this unimaginable horror, this time around?
Hollywood’s love for the sequels is as old as the time itself, but in its quest to create successful franchise, a lot of times, we’re force-fed installment after installment, in the name of legacy. But we surely cannot say the same for ‘A Quiet Place II.’
The hugely awaited sequel of this one-of-its-kind monster saga brings back all the goods from its original and infuses it with more action, adventure and emotions, making it yet another gripping and engaging saga of beating the odds for living another day. The first scene itself is so arresting that it sets the stage for all the thrill that is going to come your way, and it never feels forced or misplaced. This is because at the core of it, co-writer and director John Krasinski ensures that it remains a powerful story of human relationships. It’s the story of a family in the grips of terror and tension. ‘A Quiet Place II’ is as much about dodging, combating and surviving the killing machines from another world, as it is about familial bond and true love. Something that hits home with all of us, especially, given the hard times we have seen recently.
This time, however, it’s the Gen Next of the Abbotts, especially the young Regan played deftly by Millicent Simmonds, who takes the lead in this fight for survival. The teenager is at her expressive best playing the steely Regan, who fights the blind beasts like a warrior despite her physical shortcoming. In fact, she uses it to her advantage. Emily Blunt is superb as always, looking every bit the distraught yet determined mother (Evelyn), who will do whatever it takes to save her family. Cillian Murphy is aptly cast as the supporting friend Emmett, whose apprehensions to help his former neighbours and subsequent heroics are both equally justified. All the action feels organic and very much needed in a precarious set up that comes alive onscreen with Polly Morgan’s sharp cinematography, Marco Beltrami’s urgency-inducing background score and Michael P. Shawver’s crisp edit.
Sure, this part doesn’t have much novelty in terms of its execution and the core conflict. However, the makers successfully cash in on familiar fears and the now famous silencing tactics by the film’s beleaguered characters. This gives them enough room to be different from the rest in the genre. All in all, ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ is quite the nail-biting, twisted and terrific thriller that will keep you on the edge of the seat as much as the first one.