With a budget of only $40 million, Knives Out became one of the most popular films of 2019 at the box office, earning $250 million worldwide. Following the breakout success, director Rian Johnson has plans to make a second film following Daniel Craig’s Detective Benoit Blanc.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Johnson is hoping to get the ball rolling and make the second film within the next year. While at the Lionsgate pre-Golden Globe party, Johnson’s producing partner, Ram Bergman, revealed that Craig enjoyed playing the role of the French detective:
“Daniel had so much fun doing it and he wants to do more.”
While Lionsgate has not given the official green light yet, it‘s difficult to ignore the potential makings of a franchise. With Craig’s final outing as James Bond in the upcoming No Time to Die, the actor will have less on his plate, giving him the ability to continue to play Blanc.
Do you want to see a Knives Out sequel starring Daniel Craig as the detective Benoit Blanc? What kind of case would you like to see Blanc investigate? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Knives Out is in theaters now.
The film stars Chris Evans, Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, and Jaeden Martell.
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