Airing tonight on France 2, the detective comedy À couteaux tirés will soon be entitled not to one, but to two sequels, which will not go through the big screen box since they were acquired by Netflix.
A few months after the success of his whodunit At daggers drawn in 2019 ($ 311.6 million collected at the global box office for a budget of 40 million), director Rian Johnson has let it be known that he is planning a sequel, still led by Daniel Craig but without the rest of the cast of the first film.
“This is really another case, another group of suspects, a different kind of mystery, but with the character of Benoît Blanc played by Daniel Craig to solve it“He said. A way for the filmmaker to pay tribute to the novels of Agatha Christie, whose famous hero Hercule Poirot solved new mysteries in each episode.
And this project quickly attracted all the big names in streaming since a bidding war took place, won by Netflix which acquired in March 2021 the rights to this sequel – and a third opus – for a phenomenal sum of over $ 400 million. As for Daniel Craig, it is rumored that he was given $ 100 million to reprise his role as a Southern accented detective.
An unknown plot
During an interview with Empire for the promotion of Dying can wait, the actor also mentioned the first sequel to Knives Out, which was filmed this summer, especially in Greece.
“We just finished the second, literally a few weeks ago. They finished filming in Serbia. Dare I say it’s better? We will see. I don’t want to tempt fate“, he confided. And to add:”It’s different and that’s what’s great. It remains a mystery of Benoît Blanc but it is very different. I am very excited.“
Statements which, although enticing, do not give any indication of the plot of this new feature film, of which we do not know the official title either.
Exit Ana de Armas, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis and the others! Daniel Craig will have new playing partners in Knives Out 2. Dave Bautista, Edward Norton, Kathryn Hahn, Janelle Monáe, Kate Hudson, Leslie Odom Jr., Madelyn Cline, Jessica Henwick and Ethan Hawke have all answered the call. by Rian Johnson, who once again surrounded himself with actors well known to the public.
When will the exit be?
For the moment, Netflix has not announced the date on which the film will be available on the platform but we can assume that it will be during the year 2022. No additional information concerning the third episode has by elsewhere been revealed but it should logically, too, afford a 5-star distribution!
The cast of episode 2 in pictures: