Film fans love sequels, and film fans hate sequels. Of course, whether or not the former or latter sentiment is true depends on many different factors. It can depend on the type of film the original was. Was a big blockbuster that lent itself to more tales, or was it a unique one-off that somehow ended up as a big success? For A Quiet Place, I think we can firmly say it is the latter type of film.
With that, audiences are deeply skeptical as to whether or not a sequel is actually a good idea, no matter how successful that first movie was. And you know what? If that’s how you feel, you’re not alone. Apparently, director John Krasinski himself was pretty darn skeptical. But now that it’s in full development, he apparently doesn’t even think of it as a standard sequel, as he revealed to Business Insider.
“I don’t even see it as a sequel. Emily [Blunt] actually blew my mind by categorizing it the correct way after I pitched it to her. She said, ‘This isn’t a sequel at all — this is the second book in a series of books. It’s a widening of a world.’ And I thought that’s the best way to look at it. It doesn’t feel like a sequel — it’s a continuation of living in that world.”
This pretty much means this isn’t just a second adventure with the family — a one-off that serves as a standalone, but probably something that feels more akin to what The Two Towers was to The Fellowship of the Ring. In other words, don’t expect just another outing that starts from scratch here. Either way, I’m at least interested, albeit still skeptical.
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SOURCE: Business Insider