‘A Quiet Place’ could have been a ‘Cloverfield’ movie

It could have been oh so different

The creators of acclaimed new horror film A Quiet Place have revealed that the movie was once considered to be part of the Cloverfield series.

Earlier this year, Netflix released the sequel to 2008’S 10 Cloverfield Lane with The Cloverfield Paradox receiving a fairly negative response from viewers and critics. Now, it has emerged that A Quiet Place could also have been the sequel, perhaps in its place

Scott Beck, one of the creators who was behind the original conception of the film, said that it was very nearly made part of the series for Paramount – the studio behind the Cloverfield franchise.

“That was one of those things that, I guess it crossed our mind and we had spoken to our representatives about that possibility,” he told Slash Film. “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 in to Paramount, they saw it as a totally different movie.”

Thankfully, the studio “never thought about branding it as a Cloverfield film” and it was developed into a stand-alone movie.

Beck added: “Our dream was always to drop something different into the marketplace, so we feel grateful that Paramount embraced the movie as its own thing.”

A Quiet Place sees a family doing their best to exist in a post-apocalyptic landscape. The form of the apocalypse? Horrid, crab-like alien meanies who hunt people as prey using super-sensitive hearing. The only way to avoid them is to stay perfectly silent all the time, which is OK unless you, for example, get pregnant, which is what happens to The Office star John Krasinski’s on-and-off-screen wife Emily Blunt.

Watch our interview with Kranski above.