You all know how the business works. Success = sequels in Hollywood, and the murder mystery film ‘Knives Out‘ was a huge success.
The film, starring Daniel Craig, has made nearly $250 million worldwide against a budget of just $40 million. I don’t know about you, but if I put $40 million into something and came back with $250 million, I’d want to press my luck again.
The Hollywood Reporter spoke to Rian Johnson at Lionsgate’s Golden Globes pre-party, and he revealed that he’s already writing the sequel, which will reportedly center on Craig’s detective Benoit Blanc.
And get this, Johnson is hoping to move quickly. He wants to have the film made in the next year, which means we’re likely looking at a 2021 release.
By the way, Craig is on board to return. Sources say he had a lot of fun with the role and would love to bring back the character.
As long as Johnson impresses Lionsgate with this sequel script, it looks like this thing is a done deal.
I’m not mad at the idea. A sequel for a film like this works because a sequel means an entirely different story/mystery. So yeah, it’ll technically be a sequel because it’ll follow the detective again, but it’ll be a new cast of characters and a new mystery to solve.[mashshare]