“We went into Lucasfilm in the wake of 'A Quiet Place' and they wanted to talk to us about 'Indiana Jones' and 'Star Wars,'” said Woods. “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 added, “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?' 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.”
As for Beck and Woods, they are not involved in the upcoming “A Quiet Place: Part II.” Krasinski wrote the script based on their characters and is returning to direct returning cast members Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe, and Millicent Simmonds. Newcomers include Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou. Paramount is opening the sequel March 20, 2020. Scott and Beck’s new film, “Haunt,” opens September 13 from Momentum Pictures.