Rian Johnson wants a Knives Out sequel

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 November 2019
Rian Johnson

Rian Johnson

Rian Johnson "would love to" work with Daniel Craig on a 'Knives Out' sequel

Rian Johnson wants to work with Daniel Craig on a 'Knives Out' sequel.

The murder mystery film – in which the 'James Bond' star plays a detective sent to investigate the murder of a renowned crime novelist – is yet to be released, but the writer and director is already keen to turn the movie into a franchise.

Speaking at a press event at the film, Rian said: "I would love to. We'll see how this one does, you know. But if this movie does alright, if I can get together with Daniel every few years and do a new Benoit Blanc mystery? New location; new cast; new mystery. It'd be so much fun."

The 45-year-old filmmaker – whose previous credits include 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' – previously revealed that he hoped to become the Agatha Christie of 'whodunnit' films, and hoped to make multiple sequels.

He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "For me, I had so much fun doing this film with Daniel I would love to make another one of these. I would love to get together again with him and do another Benoit Blanc mystery.

"This could be a trilogy and beyond, I mean Agatha Christie didn't stop at a trilogy so let's keep making mysteries man."

Rian also opened up about how he changed a scene in the film – where Chris Evans' character Ransom Drysdale-Thrombey repeatedly swears – to ensure the age rating was lowered.

He explained: "When I wrote it, it was 'F**k you'. He goes, 'F**k you, f**k you, f**k you, f**k YOU.' I decided right before we started shooting, I was like, 'You know what? I really want this movie to be PG-13.'

"Because I was thinking about growing up as a kid and watching those Peter Ustinov 'Poirot' movies with my family and thinking that was the age when I got into this stuff."

Knives Out

  • 4 stars
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 10min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Rian Johnson
  • Cast: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, Christopher Plummer
  • UK release: 27 November 2019

When mystery writer Harlan Thrombey (Plummer) is found with his throat slit, puffed-up private detective Benoit Blanc (Craig) gets on the case. A wickedly knowing, flamboyantly bitchy take on the whodunnit, with a great cast, bags of style and a splendidly outrageous comic turn from Craig. Bloody good fun.

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