A Quiet Place director John Krasinski has joked that if Cillian Murphy had sent an intended email praising him for his 2018 post-apocalyptic chiller he wouldn't have cast the Cork actor in the sequel.

Krasinski made his comments in the new issue of Total Film, with Murphy and co-star Emily Blunt also interviewed on the set of the much-anticipated movie.

Murphy, who made his name in Danny Boyle's iconic post-apocalyptic adventure 28 Days Later, told the magazine that he was "blown away" by A Quiet Place, describing it as "unbelievably original".

"I was like, 'I'm going to write an email to John Krasinski, because that was an amazing piece of work'," the Peaky Blinders star continued.

"So I wrote the email. And then I was like, 'Ah, that's so cheesy,' and I never sent it. A year later, I got a call saying, 'Would you be interested in A Quiet Place 2?'"

Krasinski told Total Film he couldn't resist having a bit of fun when Murphy told him about the email never sent.

"When he told me about that, I joked and said, 'Well, had I gotten the email, I would have thought you were too forward, and never would have given it to you... too desperate!'" laughed the writer-director.

Murphy makes quite the entrance in the first trailer for A Quiet Place Part II.

The trailer sees Blunt's character Evelyn and children Regan (Millicent Simmonds) and Marcus (Noah Jupe) tiptoeing through the post-apocalyptic landscape as they try not to alert the terrifying noise-sensitive creatures from the first film.

However, things don't go to plan - and that's where Murphy's character comes in.  

A Quiet Place Part II is released in cinemas on Friday, March 20 Screengrab: Paramount Pictures

"There are people out there worth saving," Blunt's Evelyn tells him.

"The people that are left, they're not the kind of people worth saving," is his reply. 

All will be revealed when A Quiet Place Part II is released in cinemas on Friday, March 20. 

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