A Knives Out sequel is just what the doctor ordered after the pretty great first instalment, and I’m pleased to let you know that there is one in the works.
It’s easy to be disillusioned with cinema these days. I’ll be the first to admit that I love films like Avengers and even though I’m not enamoured with this trilogy, I was at the midnight viewing for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, but there is so little original output in the world of film.
Knives Out was a breath of fresh air in the saturated world of franchise-heavy blockbuster films and it’s pretty wonderful to hear that we will be getting a second one.
That’s right, folks, a Knives Out sequel is very much on the way.
The film followed a whole family being seen as suspects after the death of their rich patriarch, played by Christopher Plummer. Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig doing a fun Southern gent accent) was brought in as a consultant to the criminal investigation and things began to unravel amazingly.
It genuinely was a really great film and I’m looking forward to watching it again at the end of March when it’s rereleased for home-viewing.
Currently, the film is set to make $300 million worldwide, which is pretty impressive for an original film created by a director who everyone hated after he made The Last Jedi.
It’s no surprise then that it’s getting a sequel, with Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer and Motion Picture Group Chairman Joe Drake saying that it is officially happening.
Thus far, nothing is known about what we can expect from the second instalment – not even if Johnson and Craig are returning – but it’s very likely that they will be.
The sequel most likely wouldn’t feature any of the other cast, which included such names as Jamie Lee Curtis, Chris Evans, Toni Collette, Ana de Armas and Michael Shannon, though at the stage, anything is possible.
Feltheimer went on to say of Knives Out that it “serves as further proof that franchises can emerge from any of our content verticals.”
The general consensus is that what people want is a series that follows Daniel Craig’s Benoit Blanc travelling the US and maybe even the world solving murder cases and I have to say, that would be pretty amazing.
Since the upcoming No Time To Die will most likely be his last outing as Bond, he is going to have some more time on his hands to do other roles.
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