AceShowbiz - John Krasinski has found a new project after helming "A Quiet Place", in which he starred alongside his wife Emily Blunt. According to The Hollywood Reporter, John and "A Quiet Place" producers Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller are reteaming for "Life on Mars".
Paramount Pictures is in negotiations to pick up the project. The writer for the movie has not been announced yet. John is not expected to star in the next project as he will serve as producer instead. Meanwhile, Sunday Night Productions' Allyson Seeger will executive produce.
The movie will be based on a short story which was reportedly found by John. Titled "We Have Always Lived on Mars", the short story was written by Cecil Castellucci. The story follows a woman who is surprised to discover that she can breathe the toxic atmosphere of the Martian surface. She is one of the last humans raised on Mars who lives among a group of descendants of Martian colony, who are long-abandoned by Earth after a cataclysm. The group thinks that their attempts at terraforming and breeding for Martian adaptability have finally payed off. However, the woman is eager to uncover a mystery of the disaster that stranded them on Mars and nothing will ever be the same.
John's "A Quiet Place" came out unchallenged with an estimated $50 milion on its first weekend, exceeding industry expectation of $25 million. The dark thriller also kicked "Ready Player One" from the first place and marked the second-best opening of the year after "Black Panther". The horror movie earned a worldwide total of $71 million last week against a production budget of $17 million, not including marketing.
John will next be seen on Amazon's "Jack Ryan". Produced by Paramount Television, the series is based on Tom Clancy's book series. He will star alongside Abbie Cornish, Wendell Pierce, Ali Suliman, Dina Shihabi and Amir El-Masry. The series is set for an August 31 release.