John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place” was a smash success, and he’s already working on his follow up. Krasinski is set to team with Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller for “Life on Mars”, a sci-fi thriller.
The Hollywood Reporter have noted that there’s no writer as yet, but Paramount are currently in negotiations to pick up the project. Allyson Seeger will also produce, as will Krasinski – though he’s not expected to star.
The project will adapt a short story by Cecil Castellucci titled “We Have Always Lived on Mars” that centres on a woman who is among a handful of descendants of a Martian colony long-abandoned by Earth following a cataclysm. The woman one day finds she can breathe the air on Mars, upending her world and that of her fellow colonists.
Krasinski has built his career steadily since “The Office”, and will next star as the title character in the upcoming “Jack Ryan” Amazon series.