John Krasinski to Explore ‘Life on Mars’ After ‘A Quiet Place’ Success

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Critically acclaimed horror film A Quiet Place has already earned $US89 million from a budget of $US17 million, and it started its worldwide release rollout only a bit over a week ago.

So, kudos are flying every which way for actor and now highly accomplished filmmaker Krasinski, who directed A Quiet Place and starred in the picture alongside wife, Emily Blunt. Naturally, he’s got plenty of options regarding what to jump on next, and it appears he’s made his choice.

According to THR, Krasinski will next be directing Life on Mars, a film that will be reuniting him with A Quiet Place‘s Platinum Dunes producers Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller.

Not to be confused with the 2006 BBC series and the 2008 US version, this Life on Mars is an adaptation of We Have Always Lived on Mars, a short story by Cecil Castellucci. The plot follows a woman living among a handful of descendants of a Martian colony that has been long-abandoned by Earth following a cataclysm. Everything changes when the woman one day discovers that she can breathe the air on Mars, upending her world and that of the other colonists.

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Krasinski, who is also on board as producer, is the one who found the short story and took to Platinum Dunes. Expect a screenwriter to be named soon.

A Quiet Place studio Paramount Pictures is currently in negotiations to pick up the project.

Krasinski’s also working hard on the acting front; The Office alum will soon be seeing playing a popular Tom Clancy character in Amazon Studios series Jack Ryan, which premieres August 31.

Image credit: Jonny Cournoyer / Paramount Pictures
Image credit: Jonny Cournoyer / Paramount Pictures

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