After the huge success of the first film, Paramount decided to produce a sequel to A Quiet Place. John Krasinski is back to direct, while actress Emily Blunt also returns in the lead role. Focus on the opening scene which terrified the actress.
Without a sound: a successful franchise
In 2018, John Krasinski surprises everyone with Without a sound. A brilliantly written concept horror film, the feature film received rave reviews. The film earns over $340 million in box office receipts (for a budget of 17 million). A monstrous success that obviously pushes Paramount to launch a sequel.
On June 16, 2021, after numerous postponements linked to the health crisis, Quietly 2 is finally seeing the light of day in cinemas. Still directed by John Krasinski, the feature film takes place directly after the events of the first film. Emily Blunt is back on camera.
This sequel is somewhat the opposite of the first part, which took place mainly at night. Indeed, most horror sequences take place in broad daylight. The film also made an impression with a truly mind-blowing opening sequence.
The bus sequence
In effect, Quietly 2 opens with a muscular flashback. John Krasinski is back on screen time to that crazy opening sequence which depicts the first encounter between humans and the terrible creatures of the film.
In this scene, the two parents of the Abbott family are separated and each tries to protect one of their children. The father is with young Regan while the mother is with little Marcus. The latter two are in their car when a bus whose driver has lost control rushes at them. Evelyn Abbott is forced to make a maneuver to make Vin Diesel swoon and finds herself driving in reverse. A passage under tension was carried out without special effects.
Emily Blunt admitted she was hesitant to return to this sequel; convinced that they could not do better than the first opus. However, her husband John Krasinski’s screenplay convinced her, especially because of the intro scene.
She also acknowledged that this scene was extremely hard and stressful to play. The sequence in the film is the first take of this stunt where a bus rushes at him at nearly 30km/h. A scene that marked the actress as she explained when the film was released:
I’m really proud of John for this sequence because it was choreographed for two weeks. It’s not a CGI bus, it’s a real bus. And then we had a stunt driver in the front of the bus. And so really, my life was in his hands. So I said to him before I started, looking at him, ‘Well, I hope you’re good because my life is in your hands’. And he just leaned over to say, ‘I’m the best. And he really was. But it was kind of terrifying. I had never done a stunt like that. I wondered if John really loved me…