John Krasinski on ‘A Quiet Place’ and Why He Changed the Creature’s Design at the Last Minute

     April 4, 2018


By now you’ve probably heard the chorus of people singing the praises about director/co-writer/star John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place. So it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise when I tell you it’s as awesome as the buzz says. Krasinski has crafted one of the best horror films I’ve seen in a long time.

Unlike some movies that have a great creature with a bad story, or characters that you care about in a senseless situation, Krasinski has set up a world where you believe what the film is selling and you really care about the characters on screen. It also helps that ILM designed a kick-ass, original monster that will have you on the edge of your seat whenever it creeps out from the shadows.

a-quiet-place-posterLook, I could go on and on telling you how great this movie is, but all you need to know is if you want to have a great time at the movies and see something awesome, check out A Quiet Place this weekend. You’ll be happy you did. For more on the film watch the trailer here. A Quiet Place also stars Emily BluntNoah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds.

Last week I got to sit down with John Krasinski for an exclusive video interview. He talked about why A Quiet Place was such a personal film and a love letter to his kids, why he changed the look of the creature deep in post-production, why this was the tightest post-production schedule he’s ever worked on, if it was a challenge working with his wife, why he wanted the movie to feel like a western, and a lot more. In addition, since License to Wed, I’ve always talked Dunkin Donuts with Krasinski because we’re both from New England. Of course I had to bring it up in this interview…

Check out what John Krasinski had to say in the player above and below is what we talked about.

John Krasinski:

  • Is it true he moved to New York because Los Angeles, at the time, had no Dunkin Donuts?
  • Will he now move back to L.A. since Dunkin is back in the city?
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    Image via Paramount Pictures

    How he almost owned a Dunkin Donuts.

  • How everyone is telling him how great the film is.
  • On why A Quiet Place was such a personal film and a love letter to his kids.
  • Talks about designing the creature and how it changed very deep in post-production.
  • When exactly did they change it and did they ever think they didn’t have enough time?
  • What did he learn from screenings that impacted the finished film?
  • Reveals they only finished filming on November 1st, 2017 and this is one of the tightest post-production schedules ever.
  • Did he have a longer cut of the film?
  • Talks about the team he worked with like his Director of Photography, his editor, production designer and why he wanted the movie to feel like a western.
  • What was it like working with his wife?

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