AceShowbiz - "A Quiet Place" ended up becoming a box office hit last spring likely because of its thrilling element, but it failed to deliver the same effect during early screenings. In an interview with Yahoo Entertainment, producers Andrew Form and Brad Fuller revealed that instead of getting terrified, people would laugh when watching the unfinished version and that's because John Krasinski was dressing in a mo-cap suit to play the monster.
"We never tested the movie. It was a very hard movie to test because we never had the visual effects in the movie," Form said, before Fuller corrected him. Fuller reminded his co-producer that they tested it only once to a small group, but it wasn't like what they'd expected.
"Whenever the alien would come onscreen [in the test screenings], people would laugh, because it's John playing him. You can't say, 'Pretend that's an alien' to a test audience," Fuller said. Form chimed in, "As hard as you try to tell an audience, 'Please, we understand all the visual effects aren't in, but that will be the creature,' it's impossible. It just is. Someone's gonna laugh, and it just kind of breaks everything. So it was a very hard movie to test, so we only put it up the one time and then we stopped."
After the interview was published, people are tickled to watch the unfinished version, but Krasinski has apparently made sure that no one will see it. "Oh it exists. And is currently locked away in a vault... without a key," he tweeted.
Oh it exists. And is currently locked away in a vault... without a key. https://t.co/9VcQo6VU4L— John Krasinski (@johnkrasinski) October 26, 2018
Krasinski previously revealed his secret role in the sci-fi horror flick when appearing on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" earlier this month. "The amazing people at (Industrial Light and Magic, a visual effects company) asked, 'So how does the creature move?' " the actor, who also directed the movie, shared. "And I said, 'Well, this is how I think he's gonna crawl,' and they said, 'Well, why don't you throw on the suit?' And I was like, 'Totally!' "
"Then they took that picture and I thought I was auditioning for 'Lion King'," he added with a laugh.
Krasinski recently confirmed he's writing the script for the sequel, which is slated to arrive on May 15, 2020. "I had this small idea for a sequel, but I didn't think it would go anywhere. So, I said to the studio, 'Just go do the movie with somebody else.' They heard some pitches, and I told Drew [Form, producer] about this little idea, and he told me to think about it a little longer. And then I thought, 'This might really work.' So, I'm currently writing the sequel," he told The Hollywood Reporter.