Knives Out Sequel In The Works And Daniel Craig Returning As Well
The Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer confirmed last Thursday that Knives Out sequel is officially in the works as the company saw success at the Box Office. Rian Johnson as a creator has also received an Oscars 2020 nomination for Original Screenplay as a result. The decision for a sequel to Daniel Craig’s newest film comes after the company takes a look at the third-quarter earning. In fact, the movie gained a revenue of $300 million worldwide and is one of the three movies released in the Q3, with Midway and Bombshell being the other two.
Knives Out 2 Might Also Have Craig As Well
Here is what Johnson said recently:
“I had such a good time making it, such a great time working with Daniel, and now just seeing that audiences are responding to it, the idea of continuing it on seems like it would just be a blast.”
And now, at a Sirius XM podcast, Rian Johnson also confirmed a Knives Out sequel. Here is the video:
Esquire report that Daniel Craig loved filming for the first part so much that he would not deny it. This statement was from Ram Bergman, the producing partner to Johnson, who also added that Craig “had so much fun doing it, and he wants to do another.”
However, what is also important to note here is that Johnson also tells that the Knives Out sequel will have a different cast, different story and a different setting. Johnson drives his inspiration from Agatha Christie’s books and he can find a new subgenre to her stories to make something similar. The director also explains that it might be different from Knives Out itself, which is pretty much okay. That is because these kinds of stories offer freedom to explore new themes without getting caught in the mystery itself.
The director-creator also mentioned that it is not compulsory that the story gets a convoluted plot. On the contrary, it is important that the story gets a satisfying end for the audience. Perhaps this is what Knives Out 2 revolve around.