“Do I dare say it’s better? “
Last month the much anticipated Knives Out production wrapped away. The film will see the return of director Rian Johnson as well as Daniel Craig as Benoit Blanc with a brand new murder mystery and a new cast of characters. Currently the film is called knives outside 2, but Johnson made it clear that the film would likely end up having a completely different title. As for Craig, the actor took care of promoting No time to die, his fifth and final James Bond film. In a recent conversation with Empire, Craig remembered his previous Bond films and also teased a “best” Knives Out movie.
“I’m so lucky to have Rian in my life,” Craig explained. “He’s such a great writer. This script came along and I was literally like, ‘Are you kidding me?’ I couldn’t believe he wanted me to play it. I was saying, ‘It says southern accent that you went here. Really?’ And he says to me ‘Yeah?’ We just finished the second, literally weeks ago. They just finished in Serbia. Dare I say it’s better? We’ll see. I don’t want to tempt fate. It’s different, and that’s it. is the amazing thing. It’s still a mystery Benoit Blanc, but it’s very different. I’m very excited about it. ”
Along with Craig, Benoit Blanc’s Next Mystery is set to star Kate Hudson, Dave Bautista, Kathryn Hahn, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Leslie Odom Jr., Madelyne Cline, Jessica Henwick, and Ethan Hawke.
“I am writing another Knives OutJohnson explained previously. “It was such a fuck, because I sat on the idea of the first one for 10 years. And with this one, I’m starting from a blank page. It’s not really a Knives Out following. I gotta find a title so I can stop calling it The suite at daggers drawn because it’s just Daniel Craig as the same detective with a whole new cast. “
“In my mind, I don’t even think of it as a sequel… Ever since we started working on it, I was like, look, if we can go on, the same way Agatha Christie wrote a bunch of Poirot novels, ”Johnson told SiriusXM. “I mean, do this with Blanc and keep doing more mysteries. Brand new cast, brand new location, brand new mystery. It’s just another Benoit Blanc mystery and it seems like there are so many different things. that you can do with it, you know? Sounds like that would be really fun. “
Stay tuned for more updates on knives outside 2.