Knives Out Sequel On The Way, Will Focus On Daniel Craig's Character

Detective Beniot Blanc is coming back to solve another murder.

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A sequel to Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson's murder mystery movie Knives Out is on the way. The writer-director told The Hollywood Reporter that he is working on a sequel that focuses on Daniel Craig's character, the southern detective Beniot Blanc, who is now working on a new case. According to the report, Johnson is eyeing Knives Out as a potential franchise for Lionsgate.

Johnson added that he is hopeful to strike while the iron is hot, with the ambition to shoot the new Knives Out movie in 2021. Knives Out producer Ram Bergman said Craig is keen to return to the part. "Daniel had so much fun doing it, and he wants to do more," Bergman said.

Knives Out, which was released in theatres in November, made around $247 million at the box office so far against a reported $40 million budget (the movie is still in theatres). The film stars a number of huge names, including Jamie Lee Curtis, Christopher Plummer, Toni Collette, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Michael Shannon, and Katherine Langford. These actors and their characters would probably not return in the sequel given the events of the movie.

This Knives Out sequel will not be Johnson's only project, as he's also developing a new Star Wars trilogy for Disney. According to The Hollywood Reporter, plans for Johnson's new trilogy of Star Wars movies has "slowed," which may give Johnson more time to work on other projects.

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