‘A Quiet Place’: New Release Further Reveals John Krasinski’s Unique Horror Film
March 2018 – Austin, Texas – Bader Conent Studios was on site at South x Southwest and covered the red carpet premiere of A Quiet Place, a 2018 American horror film directed and co-written by John Krasinski and starring Krasinski and his real-life wife Emily Blunt. The plot follows a family of four who must live life in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound. The film premeried at South by Southwest where it received critical praise. It is scheduled to be released in the United States on April 6, 2018, by Paramount Pictures.
A Quiet Place is directed by John Krasinski, who also stars in the film, which was produced by Paramount Pictures and Platinum Dunes. Screenwriters Scott Beck and Bryan Woods began writing A Quiet Place in January 2016 while Krasinski read their spec script in the following July, and it appealed to him with the concept of parents protecting their children, especially since he and his wife, actress Emily Blunt, had had their second child at the time.
Blunt encouraged him to direct the film and by March 2017, Paramount bought Beck and Woods’s spec script. The studio hired Krasinski to rewrite the script and to direct the film, which was his third directorial credit and his first for a major studio. Blunt read Krasinski’s draft and asked her husband if she could be cast opposite him in the film. He agreed, and they were both cast in the starring roles of the film.
Production took place in 2017 from May to November. Most filming took place in U.S. in Dutchess County and Ulster County in New York. Filmmakers spent $18 million in the region, including a purchase of 20 tons of corn which they hired local farmers to grow. Some filming took place on a soundstage in the town of Pawling in Dutchess County as well as on-location in the county’s city of Beacon. Outside Dutchess and Ulster counties, filming also took place on Main Street in Little Falls in Herkimer County, New York.