A Quiet Place writer-director John Krasinski has signed onto the upcoming film Life of Mars. The movie will adapt Shade, The Changing Girl writer Cecil Castellucci’s short story “We Have Always Lived on Mars,” which is illustrated by Carl Wiens.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Krasinski will produce the project with his Quiet Place team, which includes Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller. Allyson Seeger will also produce. He isn’t expected to star in the film. The project, which Paramount is in negotiations to pick up, is still searching for a writer.
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Castellucci’s “We Have Always Lived on Mars” is a sci-fi piece that takes place in a future where humans settled on Mars after Earth suffered a cataclysmic event. It follows the descendants of this abandoned Martian colony. Their world changes when one woman discovers she can breathe on Mars without assistance.
Krasinski is best known for his role on The Office, but his career has found new life in A Quiet Place. He co-wrote, directed and starred in the horror film alongside his wife Emily Blunt. The film has become a surprise hit both critically and at the box office.
In theaters nationwide, A Quiet Place is co-written and directed John Krasinski, who stars alongside Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe, Millicent Simmonds and Cade Woodward.