“They saw it as a totally different movie”: John Krasinski’s Most Famous Film Was Under the Threat of Being a Part of $279M Franchise by Batman Director

John Krasinski’s Most Famous Film Was Under the Threat of Being a Part of $279M Franchise by Batman Director
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After entertaining the audience as Jim Halpert and starring in several TV shows and movies, John Krasinski turned to filmmaking with the 2009 film Brief Interviews with Hideous Men. And he has been at the top of his game, whether it’s acting or direction. Krasinski continued making films and had his breakthrough as a director with the 2018 sci-fi horror A Quiet Place. Starring Krasinski alongside his wife, Emily Blunt, the movie follows the survival story of a family in a post-apocalyptic world threatened by noise-sensitive creatures.

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John Krasinski in A Quiet Place
John Krasinski in A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place was not only a commercial and critical hit but was also his most successful work as a director. However, it almost became a sequel to the 2008 sci-fi action film before he took over the movie as a director.

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John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place Almost Became a Cloverfield Film

John Krasinski‘s 2018 film A Quiet Place has been his biggest film as a director. The movie grossed $340 million on a budget of $17 million and landed a 96% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes. Critics praised his work as a director, saying that the movie is “so effective that you’ll be deathly afraid of making a sound.”

A Quiet Place (2018)
A Quiet Place (2018)

It has since developed into a franchise, with a sequel released in 2020 and a spin-off and threequel set to release in 2024 and 2025, respectively. However, before he took over the 2018 sci-fi horror as a director, the movie almost joined another series introduced by the Batman director Matt Reeves.

During an interview with SlashFilm, the film’s writers, Bryan Woods and Scott Beck, shared that they did consider A Quiet Place to be a part of the Cloverfield film series. “I know! That was one of those things that, I guess, it crossed our mind,” Scott Beck said on the possibility of A Quiet Place being a Cloverfield movie.

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Cloverfield (2008)
Cloverfield (2008)

He also shared that they even discussed the same with their representatives and eventually took the script to the studio. However, the writers shared that it was “weird timing” for them, as Paramount denied accepting the movie under the Cloverfield franchise.

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Why Didn’t Paramount Accept A Quiet Place Under Cloverfield?

Matt Reeves’ 2008 film Cloverfield follows a group of friends trying to survive amid a giant monster attack in New York City. The film was followed by two sequels released in 2016 and 2018. The writers of A Quiet Place have shared that they wanted it to be a sequel to the 2008 film and pitched the same offer to Paramount Pictures.

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A Quiet Place writers Bryan Woods and Scott Beck
A Quiet Place writers Bryan Woods and Scott Beck

However, by the time they completed their script, the studio already had 10 Cloverfield Lane. And they also denied considering A Quiet Place a sequel to Cloverfield, as “they saw it as a totally different movie.” However, they felt very grateful after the studio accepted the movie despite having no dialogue.

They never thought about branding it as a Cloverfield film,” Scott Beck told SlashFilm. Bryan Woods has also shared that they feared that their story might get “swept up into some kind of franchise.” He said that although Cloverfield was a great film, he still wanted his work to be credited as original. And he was grateful that the studio did exactly the same, as they adapted the movie as it was.

A Quiet Place movies are available on Paramount+ and Prime Video.

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Source: SlashFilm

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