Knives Out was a smash hit when it was released in 2019, and now Netflix has bought the streaming rights for future sequels! On Wednesday, Variety reported that the streaming service purchased the rights to Knives Out 2 and Knives Out 3 for hundreds of millions.
Knives Out sequels were purchased for $450 million
Knives Out raked in $311.4 million at the box office, and its success led to it becoming a franchise. Back in 2020, Deadline shared that a second installment of the movie had been greenlit. And now, plans are officially underway for a trilogy, with Knives Out 3 announced as Netflix purchased the streaming rights to both sequels for $450 million!
In the original mystery thriller from Rian Johnson, Daniel Craig stars as "Detective Benoit Blanc" opposite an ensemble cast of eccentric characters. The first movie sees the dry-humoured detective with a Southern drawl attempting to get to the bottom of "Harlan Thrombey's" death, which casts suspicion on the late author's family.
Knives Out star and director both confirmed to return
Fans of Knives Out will be glad to know that director and writer Johnson is on board for the sequels. Craig has also been confirmed to be reprising his role as "Benoit Blanc"! While it's unknown whether or not any of the other original cast members will be returning— including breakout star Ana de Armas— Deadline has reported that Knives Out 2 is set to start filming in Greece on June 28.
Johnson also has another exciting deal with a different streaming network underway! Earlier this month, it was announced that Peacock has ordered a full season of the Knives Out director's upcoming mystery series Poker Face. Craig and de Armas can also be seen sharing the screen again in the upcoming James Bond movie No Time to Die, which is currently slated for an October release!