Last we checked (back in April), Scott Beck and Bryan Woods - the original writers on John Krasinski's box-office shattering A Quiet Place - were back onboard to write the sequel for the film. The whole thing was such a sure thing, in fact, that Paramount had already gone ahead and set a release date for it.
Now it sounds like the plan has changed. In a recent Q&A in Los Angeles, Krasinski revealed that he, not Beck and Woods, would be writing the Quiet Place sequel. Here's what he said, according to The Hollywood Reporter:
"I had this small idea for a sequel, but I didn't think it would go anywhere. So, I said to the studio, 'Just go do the movie with somebody else.' They heard some pitches, and I told Drew [Form, producer] about this little idea, and he told me to think about it a little longer. And then I thought, 'This might really work.' So, I'm currently writing the sequel."
Curiously, there's still no word on who might helm the project: Krasinski's currently starring in Amazon's Jack Ryan series, and apparently still has Life On Mars set up as his next directorial effort. With A Quiet Place 2's release date having already been established (May 15th, 2020), it seems unlikely that he'd have time to do everything...right? Guess we'll find out!
Stay tuned for more on A Quiet Place 2 as further updates become available.