Actor John Krasinski directs, writes and stars in A Quiet Place, which co-stars his wife, actress Emily Blunt.
The focus of the film is on a family who has to hide and live in silence after a mysterious force which is attracted to sound has invaded Earth. Aptly so, the tagline for A Quiet Place is, “If they hear you, they hunt you”.
One of the children is deaf, thus the family already knows sign language, allowing them to communicate without speaking. Just from watching the trailer, you’ll understand this family’s dire situation – because like a ticking bomb, it’s only a matter of time before things go boom.
In an interview with IGN.com, Krasinski said: “Silence is absolutely a character in the movie, along with each family member. It is sort of the magic trick of the movie. Could we make a silent movie?
“One of the fears was, ‘Can we pull this off?’ And I’m happy to say that we did. Silence was going to take on this very palpable discomfort in and of itself. The idea of silence can be jarring in many ways, and so off-putting, that it gives the movie a tone that other movies don’t have.”