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
173 Views

FIRST ACT:

EXT. HILLTOP - DAY

The hilltop is lined with corn. Golden and brown. Shimmering

in the morning heat.

There’s a structure in the distance...

EXT. FARMHOUSE - DAY

A FARMHOUSE built from old lumber. There’s no cattle or

livestock in sight. Unusual for this fertile land.

INT. FARMHOUSE, DEN - DAY

APRIL (8) gazes out the window pane. Nervous, eager, sweet.

She has a HEARING AID in one ear.

She’s focused on a TOOL SHED one hundred feet away, isolated

under a crooked apple tree.

Her eyes drift from the shed to her older brother WILL (10)

who stands outside. He sticks his tongue out. She ignores

him. This is their dynamic.

EXT. SHED - DAY

April picks weeds outside the shed. She pockets a PURPLE IRIS

and wipes dirt on her sweater.

Will plays nearby with a GOLDEN RETRIEVER. It wears a MUZZLE.

EXT. DRIVEWAY - DAY

April empties the weeds into a tin TRASH CAN. She places the

lid back on the trash slowly, ensuring that it doesn’t make

even the slightest sound.

EXT. PORCH - DAY

Will approaches the front door. The retriever follows closely

behind. He motions for the dog to “stay”.

Then slips a pair of disposable SHOE COVERS over his feet

before entering.

2.

INT. FARMHOUSE, BEDROOM - DAY

Will’s mother, MIA (30s), holds a RED CRAYON to her lips. She

has lovely green eyes and auburn hair. She balances a LAUNDRY

BASKET next to her PREGNANT BELLY.

She stands before a CALENDAR on the wall, charting each day

of her pregnancy. She crosses off another day and hands the

crayon back to -

Will, who colors in a NEW DRAWING. His hands dig loudlythrough a tin of crayons.

Mia waves her finger. Will freezes, reprimanded for the

hundredth time.

He reaches under his parent’s bed for a pair of oversized

WINTER GLOVES. He places the gloves over each hand, then

quietly resumes his search.

INT. FARMHOUSE, HALL - DAY

Mia walks past April and collects her dirt-stained sweater

into the laundry basket.

INT. FARMHOUSE, LAUNDRY ROOM - DAY

We follow Mia to the WASHER AND DRYER. The machines have been

unplugged.

She empties the basket into the washer. Adds water and soap.

Lightly stirs the clothes with her hands.

Mia stops momentarily. The purple iris floats in the water.

An idea strikes her - she leans over to a MARKER BOARD

labeled BABY NAMES and adds IRIS to the list.

A hand cuts the frame, immediately crossing out IRIS.

JOHN (40s), the patriarch of the family, shakes his head. An

MP3 PLAYER plays MUSIC in his headphones that wecan’t hear.

John points to another name on the list: HOLLY. Mia playfully

purses her lips. He places a comforting hand over her bump.

John puts one of his EARBUDS into her ear. Our world is

filled with MUSIC - maybe a song from when they first met.

3.

INT. FARMHOUSE, LIVING ROOM - DAY

John & Mia slow-dance through the living room, very much in

love after all these years.

They both wear SHOE COVERS on their feet. And as they move

together about the house, a theme materializes in the

background:
Every inch of wall and floor has been

painstakingly covered with THICK PADDING. Sometimes FOAM,

sometimes WOOL INSULATION. Too ugly to be an aesthetic

choice. Must be product of necessity.

INT. FARMHOUSE, DINING ROOM - LATE AFTERNOON

Mia sets the table. All of their plates and cutlery are

plastic. She gestures to John to gather the children for

dinner.

INT. FARMHOUSE, UPSTAIRS - LATE AFTERNOON

John tops the stairs. He opens a DOOR, labeled “Will” in

stenciled letters.

Will sits at his desk, finishing his drawing. John MIMES an

eating motion. Will acknowledges.

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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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