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"Knives Out" to have two new sequels on Netflix

Writer: Heidi Hsia

An engaging whodunit mystery in the likes of Hercule Poirot
An engaging whodunit mystery in the likes of Hercule Poirot

1 Apr – After the success of the 2019 film, it was reported that Netflix is inking a deal to acquire two sequels to Rian Johnson's whodunit hit, "Knives Out".

Sources claimed that the streaming giant is paying more than USD 400 million after fighting off competitions in the likes of Apple and Amazon, making it one of the biggest streamer movie deals in history.

Johnson, who wrote the original movie, has been elected to write the scripts and direct the second and third instalments, and to also produce the movies with partner Ram Bergman.

The first of the two films will start shooting this summer in Greece, and Daniel Craig is also set to return in his role as Detective Benoit Blanc.


Daniel Craig to reprise his role as Detective Benoit Blanc

No news as to whether the other cast members - including Ana de Armas and Chris Evans - will return for the next one.

The original movie, which was made with a mere USD$ 40 million budget, earned a massive USD$ 311.4 million at the box office, enabling Johnson to earn a nomination at the Oscars for best original screenplay.

The original film revolves around the Thrombey family, and the death of its patriarch and famed mystery novelist, Harlam Thrombey. Craig plays private detective Benoit Blanc who is hired to find the culprit among Thrombey's children and grandchildren, as each and every one of them has a motive to kill the old man.


Rian Johnson to return to the director's seat


Cinema Online, 01 April 2021

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