Netflix buys Knives Out 2 and 3 exclusive release rights for $450 million

Knives Out, the hit 2019 whodunnit from Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson, is getting 2 follows up, and they’re now Netflix exclusives.

According to Range, Netflix purchased the follow up rights at the definitely shocking cost of $450 million. The aggressive amount locks down the banner as the house for 2 more secrets starring Daniel Craig as Investigator Benoit Blanc, with writer-director Rian Johnson remaining on board. The next movie is anticipated to shoot in Greece later on this year.

Knives Out was a smart throwback to Agatha Christie-style murder secrets, with all their features: a cast loaded with eccentric individuals stuck in one place together, each with their own petty intentions for murder most nasty, and an eccentric investigator identified to expose their tricks and discover the fact — typically with a greatly enjoyable parlor space scene where the audience gets to piece everything together. The movie charmed at package workplace, earning $311 million on a $40 million budget plan, making it very successful — and with an Oscar election for finest initial movie script, the motion picture was likewise a crucial success.

No date has actually been set for either Knives Out follow up, however Johnson stays sought-after and rather hectic — he just recently was revealed as the director of Peacock’s upcoming secret TELEVISION series Poker Face starring Russian Doll’s Natasha Lyonne, and who understands, possibly one day his Star Wars trilogy revealed in 2017 will leave advancement hell and lastly end up being genuine. Up until then, we’ll constantly have Benoit Blanc.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.