Benoit Blanc will return.
Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer has revealed that a sequel to Rian Johnson’s recent critically-acclaimed whodunnit, Knives Out, is officially on the way.
While Johnson missed out on an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, his mystery, starring Daniel Craig at the head of an all-star cast is nearing the $300 million mark at the global box office.
Johnson has been hinting that he was keen to do a sequel to Knives Out, in an Agatha Christie style, with Craig’s Benoit Blanc at the centre of a new mystery – hopefully with another incredible ensemble cast.
From its late November release, the film has earned praise from critics across the globe, and was nominated for three Golden Globes, including Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. Johnson himself also gained nominations for Original Screenplay at the BAFTAs, Critics’ Choice Awards and the WGA Awards.
On Oscar nomination day, Johnson told Deadline, “I had such a good time making it, such a great time working with Daniel, and now just seeing that audiences are responding to it, the idea of continuing it on seems like it would just be a blast. But there’s a lot that has to happen before that can happen, first and foremost being writing a script. So, we’ll see.”
More on the Knives Out sequel when we have it.