Rian Johnson Working On Knives Out Sequel With Daniel Craig

by : Julia Banim on : 06 Jan 2020 00:13
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In news which will no doubt be music to the ears of many murder mystery fans, Rian Johnson is already working on a Knives Out sequel with Daniel Craig.

Johnson has announced he is developing a sequel focusing on Craig’s super smart character Benoit Blanc, with the narrative reportedly involving a brand new case.


Best of all, the 46-year-old filmmaker has emphasised his eagerness to make the film pretty sharpish, ideally within the next year.

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Johnson dropped this much longed-for bombshell to The Hollywood Reporter while attending Lionsgate’s pre-Golden Globes party on Saturday night.

Producing partner Ram Bergman claimed Craig was also keen to reprise his portrayal of Detective Blanc, stating: ‘Daniel had so much fun doing it, and he wants to do more’. A far better reaction than his previous responses to Bond sequels.

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Although Lionsgate has yet to officially greenlight a Knives Out sequel, the success of the original suggests they would be all too keen to recreate that box office magic.

Bringing in an incredible $247 million worldwide, Knives Out boasted a star-studded cast including Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Christopher Plummer and Toni Collette.

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As reported by Showbiz 411, Johnson has been ‘commissioned’ to write the sequel to Knives Out, which ‘will have all new characters and a crime to solve for Benoit Blanc’.


With Benoit Blanc often likened to a Hercule Poirot for our times, there’s certainly potential for further films beyond the initial two.

You can catch Knives Out at cinemas nationwide now.

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Julia Banim

Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.

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  1. Showbiz 411

    EXCLUSIVE Daniel Craig’s Life After Bond: His “Knives Out” Character Benoit Blanc Will Get a Sequel and Maybe More

  2. The Hollywood Reporter

    The $40 million original film with an ensemble cast has grossed nearly $250 million worldwide.