Last year, A Quiet Place became a sleeper sensation, launching director John Krasinski’s star sky-high and earning raves for its taut, compelling script. Screenwriters Bryan Woods and Scott Beck became a hot commodity in Hollywood, opening all sorts of doors for the duo. And, Woods and Beck recently revealed, one of those doors led to Lucasfilm. The A Quiet Place writers confirmed that in the wake of the smash success of the 2018 horror film, they met with Lucasfilm to talk about two of the studio’s biggest properties: Indiana Jones and Star Wars.
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Someday, Hollywood will run out of Stephen King novels and short stories to adapt. Today is not that day. 20th Century Fox is making The Boogeyman, an adaptation of an unsettling King short story, and they’ve recruited two horror scribes to bring it to life: Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, hot off the massive success of A Quiet Place.
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A Quiet Place not-so-quietly crept up to the top of the box office this weekend, scoring the second-best opening ever for an original horror movie and earning actor-turned-director John Krasinski accolades. So naturally, people are already buzzing over whether this horror hit could turn into a successful franchise.
And the writers of A Quiet Place are already on board — theoretically. Though it has yet to be greenlit, screenwriters Bryan Woods and Scott Beck already have a handful of A Quiet Place sequel ideas.
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Harrowing, suspenseful, and emotional, Paramount’s A Quiet Place is a terrific piece of horror storytelling that pulls you in from its opening frames and doesn’t loosen its grip for the entire runtime. You probably know the premise by now: a family tries to stay alive in a world overrun by creatures who hunt using sound, which means one stray noise or careless mistake could spell the family’s untimely demise.
John Krasinski stars opposite his real-life wife Emily Blunt, and he also co-wrote the script and directed the film. While Krasinski is the public face of the movie, this project is the brainchild of writers Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, who came up with this concept ten years ago and have been trying to bring it to life ever since. Earlier this week, I spoke with them about the movie’s unique premise, their writing process, crafting tension, world building, the possibility of this being a Cloverfield movie, and the unexpected reason they couldn’t be on the film’s set. Read More »