We've known for some time that John Krasinski will be involved in the sequel to his blockbuster A Quiet Place, but it remained unclear if he would resume directing duties. According to Deadline, Krasinski will extend his involvement in the sequel beyond writing the screenplay and will return to the director's chair.

A Quiet Place scored an unexpectedly huge opening weekend almost a year ago shocking more than $50 million from US audiences over its first three days. The film concluded its theatrical run with more than $340 million taken at the worldwide box office. Naturally, a return visit to A Quiet Place's nightmarish world was swiftly put into development. The success gave a newly restructured Paramount a much-needed hit after a couple of very costly misfires.

Plot details for the sequel remain under lock and key, but there has been a development that gives us some idea over the direction it might take. Krasinski has previously hinted that the expansive nature of the world the first film created, a sequel could take any number of forms one of which could be centered on an entirely fresh cast. An anthology approach has worked for The Purge, four movies plus a TV series, and the franchise has only gone from strength to strength. However, Deadline has confirmed that Emily Blunt will return for the sequel in what is believed to be the lead with Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe (who played the children) in talks to reprise their respective roles.

John Krasinski will be back on our screens later this year in the second season of Amazon's Jack Ryan. The hit series based on Tom Clancy's creation recently was renewed for a third season which Krasinski will start prepping for once he's completed A Quiet Place 2. Production is due to kick off in July for a May 15, 2020 release.