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‘A Quiet Place’ writers say they met with Lucasfilm about ‘Indiana Jones’ and ‘Star Wars’

The writers told MovieWeb that Lucasfilm brought them in to talk about the two film franchises, but nothing ever materialized.

John Krasinski plays Lee Abbott in “A Quiet Place.” Jonny Cournoyer, Paramount Pictures

“A Quiet Place” writers Scott Beck and Bryan Woods met with Lucasfilm to talk about “Star Wars” and “Indiana Jones” projects.

The writers told MovieWeb that Lucasfilm brought them in to talk about the two film franchises, but nothing ever materialized.

Beck and Woods said they wanted to know what the “Star Wars” universe was like before the films’ storyline begins.

“We went into Lucasfilm in the wake of ‘A Quiet Place’ and they wanted to talk to us about ‘Indiana Jones’ and ‘Star Wars,’” Woods shared with MovieWeb. “And we’re like, ‘We wanna talk to you about, what is ‘Star Wars’ before it was ‘Star Wars?’ You guys have a responsibility to start a new franchise. That’s where our hearts have always been, just trying to create original ideas.”

Beck said the writers wanted to create something new, which made it hard for them to embrace an already established franchise.

“Without giving away too much ... it was simply ruminating on if we did an ‘Indiana Jones’ movie, what would we want to see in ‘Indiana Jones?’” Beck told MovieWeb. “Or if we did a ‘Star Wars’ movie, what’s that chapter of the whole universe that we would want to see? So it very much was an open canvas talk. It started going down the line a little bit but, again, as Bryan said, it’s just not our DNA. We would rather create what the next Indiana Jones could be.”

“A Quiet Place,” which was directed by John Krasinski, earned more than $340 million at the box office in 2018. The film earned $50 million on its opening weekend alone.