Netflix caught everyone’s attention when they made the deal of a century to purchase any future entries of the murder mystery franchise Knives Out. The series, created by Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson, will not only get one sequel but two as part of the deal. It looks like the next entry, which started filming last year, is already eyeing a release in the last quarter of 2022 according to a new report by Variety.
Not just that, it also will try to release at festivals early, but there has been no word which one it might end up being. For now, Netflix is all in with the project, and with a festival focus, they are likely trying to prepare for next year’s Oscar season, as they are currently expected to dominate with The Power of the Dog, Don’t Look Up, and Tick, Tick … Boom!.
The only returning actor for the film is Daniel Craig as the iconic detective. Johnson’s team is also rounded out with those that helped in the first feature, such as editor Bob Ducsay and cinematographer Steve Yedlin. The first one was originally released through Lionsgate and was produced by Media Rights Capital before Netflix purchased the franchise for $450M back in March. It’ll be exciting to see the next storyline with an all-star cast, which includes Edward Norton, Dave Bautista, Kathryn Hahn, Jessica Henwick, and more.