It's still unclear if director-star John Krasinski will be at the helm again when "A Quiet Place" gets its just-announced sequel, but that doesn't mean that the actor isn't already thinking about the plot of the next film.
In an interview with Deadline, Krasinski chatted about the film's unlikely runaway success, and the demand from audiences eager to know more about the movie's universe. The star admitted that he was surprised by interest in a sequel, telling the trade that while making "A Quiet Place," he considered it "a one-off."
But now that a follow-up is officially in the works, Krasinski has indeed given some consideration to where he'd like to go next. And it may just follow the same timeline as the original film.
Here's how he explained his vision to Deadline:
"The thing that I loved in the movie," he said, "where my mind kept wandering as we were making it, was the question of who was on the other end of those fires, when the father lights the fire and in the distance those other fires light up. How did those people survive? How did that old man survive?"
"In the extreme these characters are going through, there's no room to think about that. They're there, there's an old man who's about to scream, they just have to deal with that. I think it would be interesting to see what's going on elsewhere at this same time."
Of course, Krasinski didn't script the original film (it was co-written by Bryan Woods and Scott Beck), and so far, we don't know for sure if he's even going to star in the next one, let alone return to the creative side of the equation. But the parallel timeline story is an intriguing vision (employed most recently by the folks at Marvel), and certainly one that could easily be explored.
Stay tuned to see if Krasinski's idea becomes a reality. (We wouldn't be entirely upset to just see "A Kanye Place," either.)