The screenplay was written by Krasinski, Bryan Woods, and Scott Beck, based on a story by Woods and Beck. The plot follows a family of four who must live life in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound.
Beck and Woods began working on the story in 2013, and Paramount Pictures bought their spec script in 2017. Krasinski joined as director and wrote a new draft of Beck and Woods’s script. A Quiet Place was filmed later in the year in the US state of New York.
A Quiet Place premiered at South by Southwest on March 9, 2018 and was released in the United States on April 6, 2018, by Paramount Pictures. It received acclaim from critics, who called it a “smart, wickedly frightening good time.”
Here is the synopsis of A Quiet Place:
In 2020, the world goes into lockdown as blind extraterrestrial creatures with extremely sensitive hearing hunt by sound. The Abbott family scavenge a local town for supplies, remaining as silent as possible and communicating solely through sign language.