“A Quiet Place” Sequel In The Works

By Creative Media Times

Paramount Pictures

The sequel to the surprise hit of the year, “A Quiet Place” is officially “in the works”, Paramount Pictures chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos announced.

Speaking at the annual CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas, Gianopulos made the announcement as the studio presented its upcoming films.

“If you told me five years ago that an almost silent film starring the very funny guy Jim from The Office would have been a hit at Paramount, I would have said, “well I should go work at Paramount,'” Gianopulos told the audience.

He is of course talking about John Krasinski, who co-starred in the film with real-life wife Emily Blunt. Krasinski also directed the film as well as wrote the script with Bryan Woods and Scott Beck.

Krasinski will next be seen in “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan,” the upcoming tv series from Paramount Television, and the company wasted no time tightening its relations with the actor by renewing the show before it premieres on Amazon Video later this August.

“A Quiet Place” has so far earned over $135 million at the domestic box-office at a modest budget of $17 million, and was the number one film this past weekend. The release date for the sequel has not yet been announced.