Daniel Craig would jump at chance to do Knives Out sequel
- Bang Showbiz
- 22 January 2020
Daniel Craig has expressed his interest in reprising his role as detective Benoit Blanc in Rian Johnson's 'Knives Out' sequel
Daniel Craig would be "over the moon" to return for the 'Knives Out' sequel.
Writer-and-director Rian Johnson recently revealed he's already coming up with ideas for another instalment, with a hope to turn the whodunit blockbuster into a franchise for Lionsgate.
And now, the James Bond star has admitted he'd would love to reprise his role as detective Benoit Blanc
The 'Spectre' star told Entertainment Weekly: "Sure.
"I'd be over the moon. I mean, I'd do anything for Rian. If he writes something, I'll do it. Of course I will. Why wouldn't I? I had a ton of fun doing it.
"You aim for that every time, you aim for that to work out.
"It rarely, rarely does, but it did on that movie and how nice is that?"
The movie's producer Ram Bergman said Daniel – who will leave his role as 007 after this year's 'No Time To Die' – is eager to return for a second movie.
He said: "Daniel had so much fun doing it, and he wants to do more."
The follow-up has not yet been given the go-ahead by Lionsgate, but with the first film raking in $250 million worldwide at the box office, it would be a no-brainer to continue with a franchise.
The first movie's plot centres on a detective (Daniel) sent to investigate the murder of a renowned crime novelist, and features an all-star ensemble cast made up of the likes of Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette and Ana de Armas.
Rian recently said he is hoping to make more movies with a new cast supporting Daniel in the leading role if the first is a success.
He 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."