Knives Out Sequels

Netflix Bought “Knives Out” Sequels for $450 Million

Netflix is going to buy the rights of Knives Out. The movie was a big hit at the box office. It has earned 311$ million dollars at the box office. The movie had some big names in it. Netflix has a big competition. Streaming services like HBO Max, Disney plus, and Amazon Prime are giving tough competition to Netflix.

Netflix is releasing big production movie franchises. Enola Holmes, Underground 6, and the extraction are some of the big production projects of Netflix. But, Netflix has bigger plans for the future. Knives out sequels are coming to Netflix.

David Craig is going to reprise the role of detective Benoit Blanc. The movie was also nominated for the Oscars as well. David Craig is known for his role as James Bond. “No time to die” is also going to hit cinemas soon. However, it is a big step for Netflix. The sequel’s budget will also increase. David Craig made 20 million dollars with the James Bond franchise. If Netflix casts David Craig then surely it is going to be a high-budget movie.

Knives Out' Movie Review: Rian Johnson's Whodunit

Plot

The first movie was about the murder of a writer. His weird family was investigated for the murder. It was full of plot twists and interesting characters. There is no news about the plot of the sequel. However, it is going to be based on a new murder mystery. Rian Johnson is going to direct the new movie as well.

He said this about the previous movie in his interview with The Verge:

It wasn’t something I was super conscious of, but maybe it was just me leaning into that element of the genre. I think a lot of people describe the genre as comfort food, and I think that goes beyond just being familiar with it. I think there is something essentially comforting about it. I’m sure that extends to exactly what you’re talking about — sort of the moral clarity of solving the crime and also the notion that we can somehow make sense in a moral way of people’s motivations and that they’ll be consistent. If it’s a fairy tale, it’s a pleasant one.

He also said this:

I’m very drawn to genres that have hard rules to them, and the whodunit genre definitely is one of them. This is something where you can tell with Knives Out I’m attempting to hit the nail on the head with the hammer at the end. I love this genre, and as many curveballs, as I threw during the course of the movie, I wanted to give a payoff at the end that was essentially satisfying for somebody who loves the genre.

Release Date

There is no news about the release date of the upcoming movie. It might release next year. Due to the pandemic filming has been quite difficult. However, Netflix has not announced anything about the release date yet.

Aliza Fatyma
Aliza Fatima is a writer/author at The Panther Tech.