It looks like the first set photo has already found its way online from the sequel of Knives Out. Director Rian Johnson revealed yesterday that they started production in Greece showcasing the beautiful shores where they are filming. We only got a tease of the camera that is in use, but nothing on what the all-star cast will be wearing. Luckily, Twitter user @SuperYakiShop shared an image from the set that offers a first glimpse at Daniel Craig‘s returning Benoit Blanc, who is rocking a very different style from the previous film.
— Super Yaki (@SuperYakiShop) June 28, 2021
It seems that the hashtag BenoistWatch was born to keep a close eye on his activities on the film’s set. If the first photo of Craig has found its way online, we might see others follow suit. The film has already built up quite a stacked cast that includes Kate Hudson, Leslie Odom Jr., Kathryn Hahn, Janelle Monae, Edward Norton, and Dave Bautista. Not much is known about the story outside and it’s uncertain if Greece will be used as a stand-in for another location or Blanc truly can’t escape murder even during his vacation.
The Knives Out sequel is an ambitious project. About three months ago, Netflix purchased the franchise for a whopping $400M+. The deal includes the currently filming sequel and a third entry. It’s uncertain if there are plans to expand the franchise beyond a trilogy, but considering the first film made $300M off of a very modest $40M budget, it seems unlikely that Johnson would drop the successful franchise anytime soon. Especially considering he made what is the largest deal in streaming history, which started with a bidding war between Netflix, Apple, and Amazon. It looks like poor Benoist Blanc won’t get a break anytime soon.