Rian Johnson’s whodunit Knives Out will have a sequel, indeed it’s getting two. Variety and Deadline report that Netflix has given a break with producer Media Rights Capital that is worth more than $450 million for two sequels, with Johnson directing and Daniel Craig returning as the strangely emphasized investigator Benoit Blanc.
That is a weighty cost to pay, yet the first film was incredible — it has a 97 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and some deleted scenes that shouldn’t be missed — and Netflix needs to level up its lineup with more competition in streaming than ever.
Ongoing Netflix releases have felt a piece disappointing close to enormous budget lineups like Warner’s 2021 HBO Max record, and Disney’s steady torrent of MCU and Star Wars extensions, possibly this can help make something happen.
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