If you haven’t seen Rian Johnson’s star-studded murder mystery Knives Out, then you might want to find a way to see it soon. At last night’s Golden Globes pre-party hosted by Lionsgate, The Hollywood Reporter heard from director Rian Johnson that he is working on a sequel.
The sequel with be about Daniel Craig’s Southern detective Benoit Blanc taking on another case. Johnson also said that he was aiming to make the film sometime in the next year. And yes, Craig would likely be back on board. Johnson’s producing partner Ram Bergman told The Hollywood Reporter, “Daniel [Craig] had so much fun doing it, and he wants to do more,” he said. Who the rest of the cast would be is and how far along Johnson is with the script are both, appropriately enough, mysteries.
Of course, this doesn’t mean the sequel has been greenlit yet. However, it might not be a bad investment from Lionsgate, given that the film has a $247 million box office. Sure, it didn’t win any awards at the Golden Globes from its three nominations, but there’s still a lot of awards season left to go through. Oscar nominations are even out yet! Still, we’ll just have to see if Blanc gets back to sleuthing on the big screen sometime in 2021.