Screencap from the trailer for A Quiet Place, April 12, 2018 – Youtube/Paramount Pictures.
CAIRO – 12 April 2018: John Krasinski, the actor and director behind this year's hit horror film "A Quiet Place", is on-board to direct a new science-fiction production, "Life on Mars." with the same producers behind "A Quiet Place"; Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller.
"Life on Mars" is expected to directly follow up "A Quiet Place", which proved to be an immense success at the box-office, grossing in $71 million in just a few days since its release on April 6, 2018, from a tiny budget of only $17 million. "A Quiet Place" starred Krasinski and English actress Emily Blunt (Krasinki's wife in real life and in the film), and followed a family's struggle to survive after an invasion of nightmarish creatures that attack based on sound, forcing them to live in complete silence.
This next project is based on a short story from the website tor.com by author Cecil Castellucci called "We Have Always Lived on Mars". The plotline followed the descendants of humanity on an abandoned colony on Mars, long-forgotten by Earth. However, one day, a woman named Nina discovers that she can breathe the air on Mars without need for her suit, leading to some rather incredible implications for herself and her colony.
Prior to his success in the director's seat, Krasinski was best known for his long running role as Jim Halpert on the NBC TV Comedy series "The Office". But he rose to even greater fame following the smash-hit critical and commercial success of "A Quiet Place", ensuring he's got a brighter future ahead of him as a film-maker. His previous directed films include his 2009 debut "Brief Interviews With Hideous Men", based on a collection of short stories by David Foster Wallace, and "The Hollars" in 2016, which he also starred in.
It is currently unknown if Krasinski will also be starring in "Life on Mars", and his next acting project is at the upcoming Amazon series "Jack Ryan".