Rian Johnson loved speed of 'Knives Out' filming

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 December 2019
Rian Johnson

Rian Johnson

Rian Johnson loved how "fast" it was to film his new movie 'Knives Out' compared to 'Star Wars'

Rian Johnson loved how "fast" it was to film 'Knives Out' compared to 'Star Wars'.

The filmmaker had just finished working on 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' when he moved onto the modern murder mystery movie and admitted it was really interesting to go from taking four years to make the 'Star Wars' movie to a matter of months for this.

He said: "What felt really good coming into this was honestly was how fast we did it. 'The Last Jedi', I had the best experience of my life; I'm sure I'll be on my deathbed thinking about it. I won't be able to die angry about any of it because I got to work in the 'Star Wars' world. But it was four years to make one movie so it was good to hit this ['Knives Out'] and it not be something we had to be too precious about."

And the 45-year-old director admits it was a bit "scary" working with such a star-studded cast on 'Knives Out', including Daniel Craig, Lakeith Stanfield. Christopher Plummer, Jaime Lee Curtis, Chris Evans, Toni Collette, Michael Shannon, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell and Don Johnson.

Speaking in a Q&A following a screening of his new movie, he admitted: "Was I scared showing up with all these guys? Yeah I was s***ing my pants. But they are all fantastic actors and at the end of the day, that makes your job easy. You're doing fine tuning rather than saying, 'Oh my god can we just get it?'"

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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