A Quiet Place

Synopsis: In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Director(s): John Krasinski
Production: Paramount Pictures
 
IMDB:
7.7
Metacritic:
82
Rotten Tomatoes:
95%
PG-13
Year:
2018
90 min
Website
1,338 Views


John moves on to the SECOND DOOR, labeled “April” in a flower-

patterned alphabet. Peeks his head inside...

It’s empty.

John moves further down the hall to a THIRD DOOR. No letters

on this one -only a sun-faded patch, suggesting a name was

once removed.

He hesitates before opening the door -

INT. FARMHOUSE, BEDROOM - LATE AFTERNOON

April sits on a stripped MATTRESS FRAME in a sparsely

decorated room. Looks like someone used to live here long

ago. She closes the DIARY she’s writing in, annoyed by the

intrusion.

John MIMES the eating motion and extends his hand,

encouraging her to join.

April rises from the bed and approaches, her arm outstretched

as if she’ll grab John’s hand BUT -

APRIL CLOSES THE DOOR IN HIS FACE.

4.

INT. FARMHOUSE, DINING ROOM - EVENING

The rim of the sun sets outside, casting an orange glow over

the dinner table.

The family finishes their supper. Mia clears the table.

John unfolds a MONOPOLY game board as April finally joins

from upstairs. She takes the furthest seat from John.

April’s mood changes as she tussles with Will over who gets

to roll first.

They play the game mostly with hand gestures, never speaking

a word. They roll the DICE on a soft blanket so that it

doesn’t make a sound.

Will is five spaces away from landing on April’s BOARDWALK.

He silently prays for a miracle.

Will rolls a... five.

He throws up his hands in protest.

April lets out a GIGGLE. The first sound we’ve heard this

whole time -

JOHN’S EYES WIDEN. APRIL COVERS HER MOUTH.

EVERYONE GETS DEADLY STILL. AFRAID.

AND THEN WE HEAR IT.

A SCREAM IN THE DISTANCE. IT IS NOT HUMAN.

The family exchanges worried glances.

John edges over to the window, watching the horizon for any

sign of movement. Nothing.

THEN THE SCREAM SLOWLY STARTS TO MOVE AWAY.

April removes her hand from her mouth.

Everyone starts to relax.

They go back to playing Monopoly in silence.

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Bryan Woods

Bryan Woods (born September 14, 1984) is an American film director and screenwriter from Davenport, Iowa. He co-writes and co-directs with filmmaking partner Scott Beck. In 2001, Woods and Beck formed Bluebox Films. Together they co-wrote and executive produced A Quiet Place for Paramount Pictures, in addition to writing and directing Spread, a scripted pilot for MTV, and Nightlight, a supernatural thriller for Lionsgate and Herrick Entertainment.In 2016, Woods and Beck sold their original screenplay for A Quiet Place to Paramount Pictures. The film, executive produced by Woods, Beck, Michael Bay and Platinum Dunes, stars Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, the latter of who also directed and re-wrote the script. Paramount subsequently signed Woods and Beck to a blind script deal for a second project they will write and direct. A Quiet Place was released in April 2018 to critical acclaim with an approval rating of 95% and became a major box office hit, grossing over $330 million worldwide.The duo also wrote and directed the thriller Haunt, produced by Eli Roth and Sierra/Affinity. In June 2018, Woods and Beck signed on to adapt and executive produce Stephen King's short story The Boogeyman for 20th Century Fox and 21 Laps Entertainment. In the television world, Woods and Beck developed the series Zeroes for Sony Pictures Television and Davis Entertainment, based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, and Deborah Biancotti. more…

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