Following the success of his directorial debut “A Quiet Place”, John Krasinski will be helming a sequel to the horror hit about a family struggling to survive in a world in which making the slightest sound draws the attention of a predatory alien species that has overtaken the planet.

In an interview with Deadline, the 39-year-old writer-director and wife Emily Blunt — with whom he co-starred in the film — discuss the surprise success of “A Quiet Place”, and his plans for the sequel.

“I’m writing now — I don’t have it fleshed out — but the thought that occurred to me, that really excited me about it, was that most sequels are about the return of a hero or a villain. You take this character that people loved once and you bring them back, and you have to create a new world around them,” explains Krasinski.

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“We have the exact opposite setup,” he adds. “We have the world, and you can drop whoever you want into that world and everyone feels connected to it. The reason I decided to go back, in the end, was this world is so rich, and it’s so much fun to explore. There are so many different things to see now. Everyone else in the world is experiencing this, so I’m curious to see what that looks like from another perspective.”

While he doesn’t share any details on what that other perspective will look like, Blunt, 35, opens up about her ongoing surprise about the impact the film continues to have.

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“People who hate genre movies loved this movie,” adds the “Mary Poppins Returns” star. “People who had never seen a horror movie before loved this movie. It has been universal. The afterlife that it has had, it’s not something either of us really know how to contend with, but it’s wonderful.”

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