Hit Mystery Film Knives Out Is Officially Getting A Sequel

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Fans of Daniel Craig and ludicrous Southern accents rejoice: Rian Johnson's critically-acclaimed whodunit is getting a follow-up. Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer announced the sequel as part of the company's third-quarter earnings call. The film picked up critical buzz following its release late last year, which has translated into a strong box-office performance, with a worldwide gross quickly approaching the $300 million mark.

Best-known for directing the sharply-divisive Star Wars entry The Last Jedi, Johnson had already indicated in interviews that he wanted to make a follow-up to Knives Out, with Craig's gentlemen detective Benoit Blanc taking on a new case. Feltheimer also hinted that Lionsgate feels that the film has franchise potential.

In our Knives Out review, Rafael Motamayor praised the movie as a "razor-sharp deconstruction of the whodunit genre." The film isn't Johnson's only foray into the genre--his directorial debut Brick played with the conventions of mystery fiction, with a more hard-boiled twist. As for Craig, you can see him in the upcoming Bond flick No Time to Die, which comes to theatres in April.

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