Rian Johnson is one of the most prolific filmmakers of his generation. In fact, Full Circle ran a full series of reviews for his work in an attempt to highlight his offerings to the American film canon. The director earned a bevy of awards nominations for his film Knives Out. Following months of speculation, Deadline reports that Rian Johnson is writing and will direct two more Knives Out films.
Moreover, 007 actor Daniel Craig is on-board to star in both sequels, reprising his role as super sleuth Benoit Blanc. Additionally, Johnson’s longtime collaborator Ram Bergman will return as executive producer as well. Following months of negotiations, Netflix acquired exclusive rights to both Knives Out 2 and Knives Out 3 for a staggering $450 million. Production for the first sequel will begin in June on-location in Greece.
Knives Out is a 2019 mystery film filled with twists and turns. Notably, the film features an all-star ensemble including the aforementioned Craig, Chris Evans, Michael Shannon, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Lakeith Stanfield. The film’s plot follows a master detective investigating the death of the patriarch of a wealthy, dysfunctional family. The feature grossed $311.4 million worldwide while also receiving a Best Original Screenplay nomination at the 92nd Academy Awards.
Daniel Craig will next reprise his role as James Bond in the long-awaited 007 film No Time To Die. The upcoming film will serve as Craig’s swan song as the legendary secret agent. Additionally, the actor is known for starring roles in films like Logan Lucky and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
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