The sequel of Rian Johnson’s Knives Out finished production last month. Although now we can say, former James Bond star was pretty busy the last couple of weeks promoting his last Bond movie – No Time To Die, now he was able to tease us a little with Knives Out 2.
I’m so lucky to have Rian in my life. He’s such a great writer. That script arrived and I was literally like, ‘Are you kidding me?’ I couldn’t believe that he wanted me to play it. I was going, ‘It says Southern accent you went here. Really?’ And he’s like, ‘Yeah?’ We’ve just finished the second one, literally weeks ago. They’ve just wrapped up in Serbia. Dare I say it’s better? We’ll see. I don’t want to tempt fate. It’s different, and that’s the amazing thing. It’s still a Benoit Blanc mystery, but it’s very different. I’m very excited about it.”
Daniel Craig played Detective Benoit Blanc in the 2019 movie Knives Out, written and directed by Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s Rian Johnson. Now, Johnson is back as writer and director for the sequel. Craig will reprise the role from the first movie, but the rest of the cast will be new. In addition to Craig, the movie will see Dave Bautista, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Kate Hudson, Madelyn Cline, Jessica Henwick, and Ethan Hawke.
‘Knives Out 2’ is the working title. Director Johnson said it still needs to get the official title. The movie will be distributed by Netflix. The release date isn’t known yet, but the movie is expected to arrive next year.