A few months ago, we floated a theory that A Quiet Place was actually a secret Cloverfield movie. It was pure conjecture, but the surprise release of The Cloverfield Paradox on Netflix only bolstered the primary hypothesis. Now that the film’s been released, however, we can confirm that it’s not a Cloverfield sequel, rather a complete standalone. Still, we’re just now learning that our crazy theory wasn’t far-fetched at all.
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A Quiet Place screenwriters Scott Beck and Bryan Woods revealed that they floated the idea past the suits at Paramount when they were still shopping the script.
/Film‘s Ben Pearson first broached the subject [of A Quiet Place being a Cloverfield movie] with Scott Beck and Bryan Woods. “I guess it crossed our mind and we had spoken to our representatives about that possibility,” Beck said. “It was weird timing, though, because when we were writing the script, 10 Cloverfield Lane was at Paramount. We were actually talking to an executive there about this film, and it felt from pitch form that there might be crossover, but when we finally took the final script into Paramount, they saw it as a totally different movie.”
Considering The Cloverfield Paradox was a stumble that disappointed most fans, it’s probably a good thing A Quiet Place was a standalone (and thus, not tainted by the reputation of Bad Robot’s disjointed franchise). If you haven’t seen A Quiet Place yet, check out the trailer, synopsis, and spoiler-free review below.
Official Synopsis: A family lives an isolated existence in utter silence, for fear of an unknown threat that follows and attacks at any sound.
A Quiet Place stars Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe.
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