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A QUIET PLACE Nearly Became a CLOVERFIELD Sequel

A QUIET PLACE Nearly Became a CLOVERFIELD Sequel

A Quiet Place is currently scaring up a very impressive performance at the box office. It’s become one of the rare original horror films to open at number 1, but an early version of the script almost found a home within the Cloverfield franchise.

While speaking with Slash Film, A Quiet Place screenwriters Scott Beck and Bryan Woods admitted that they considered tying their latest script to the Cloverfield films. Since Beck and Woods previously collaborated on 10 Cloverfield Lane, it wouldn’t have been a big stretch for them to add another chapter to the overall story. “We were actually talking to an executive [at Paramount] about this film, and it felt from pitch form that there might be crossover,” said Beck. “But when we finally took the final script in to Paramount, they saw it as a totally different movie.”

According to Woods, he and Beck were afraid A Quiet Place could have become lost if it was re-envisioned to fit into the existing franchise.

“We love the Cloverfield movies,” said Woods. “They’re excellent. It’s just that as filmgoers, we crave new and original ideas, and we feel like so much of what’s out there is IP. It’s comic books, it’s remakes, it’s sequels. We show up to all of them, we enjoy those movies too, but our dream was always to drop something different into the marketplace, so we feel grateful that Paramount embraced the movie as its own thing.”

Do you think A Quiet Place would have been a good fit for the Cloverfield franchise? Let us know in the comment section below!

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