John Krasinski has been chatting about vacating the director’s chair for the next instalment in the popular horror franchise A Quiet Place.

John Krasinki is enjoying a meteoric rise as a film director, and deservedly so too. Obviously, a big part of that  success comes down to the much-loved A Quiet Place and its sequel, which further impressed fans of the franchise when it released this summer. Whilst Krasinski won’t be returning to helm the third film, he has revealed that Mike Nichols, the director of the excellent Mud, was his first choice.

“Truly the only person I had in mind when asked whether I would hand this off was Jeff. I think he’s one of the best filmmakers, Mud is one of my favourite movies, and so real and intimate. It’s exactly the sort of paints we’re painting with in A Quiet Place – very organic characters you fall in love with. So he was my first choice for this, and when he said yes I was over the moon. I pitched him my story, he’s gone and developed the world on his own with that jumping-off point, and I’m so thrilled. He’s actually just turning in a script now, and I loved it. I absolutely loved it, and I can’t wait to see him shoot this thing”.

As for where the story goes, we’ll have to wait and see, although early reports are suggesting that the next film might spin off into a different part of the franchise’s universe.

Krasinksi did reveal that he coined the idea for the next film in the series though. Whilst little was give away, he did tease where the next film might go, with a single brief line referencing the end of A Quiet Place II, which we obviously aren’t going to spoil here. If you have however seen the end of that film, Krasinki’s oblique statement may make sense to you, with the filmmaker only saying that concerning the events of the end of that film, “will they be responsible with it, or will they not be responsible with it?”

We’ll have to wait until 2023 to find out though folks.

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