One of my favorite original films from last year is getting a sequel.
Showbiz 411 reports that Rian Johnson Johnson has been “commissioned” to write a sequel to Knives Out. The Hollywood Reporter confirms the news and states that Johnson would like to make the sequel in the next year.
THR states the new film will feature “all new characters and a crime to solve for Benoit Blanc.” Knives Out was inspired by Agatha Christie’s popular Hercule Poirot series of mysteries, so it’s no surprise Johnson will take a similar approach when crafting follow-ups. It’s detective Benoit Blanc against a whole new set of unpredictable characters.
As much as I’ll miss the Thrombeys (and the stellar cast that came attached to them), I’m excited to see who Johnson snags for the sequel. As of today, Knives Out has earned close to $250 million worldwide on a budget of $40 million. That’s some serious coin for an original property and means that Johnson and Lionsgate should have no problem snagging some more A-list talent.
Craig’s run as 007 comes to an end this year with No Time to Die. However, it looks like he’s going to be able to exit one franchise and help start another. I have to say that I think I like Craig’s Blanc a shade better than his portrayal of James Bond. What can I say, I like it when actors are allowed to cut loose and have some fun. But that’s just me.
Are you excited that we could be getting a new detective Blanc murder mystery within the new couple of years?