'Knives Out' Sequel Is Happening

Another Rian Johnson murder mystery party is on its way for audiences to solve...as "Knives Out" is getting a sequel.

Jesse Conner

By Jesse Conner

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Following the great success of "Knives Out," which is currently on track to reach $300 million globally, Lionsgate has confirmed that there will be a sequel to this whodunnit.

Rian Johnson will be coming back to write and direct the next iteration, but his vision isn't that of a traditional sequel in the sense that most of the previous cast members aren't likely to return. Johnson has shared some ideas about the sequel, but it's looking like the next film will be putting the primary focus on the infamous Detective Benoit Blanc (played by Daniel Craig) and his next unsolved mystery.

© Lionsgate

© Lionsgate

Before the sequel received the green light, Johnson spoke to Deadline about "Knives Out" saying, "I had such a good time making it, such a great time working with Daniel, and now just seeing that audiences are responding to it, the idea of continuing it on seems like it would just be a blast."

Though Daniel hasn't officially signed on yet, he did mention how much fun he had making the film with Rian, so we're hoping he'll jump onboard soon.We're also hopeful that Ana De Armas might find her way back into the story, as the chemistry between herself and Craig was something audiences enjoyed, not to mention they're already on the way back to the screen together in the highly-anticipated James Bond film "No Time To Die."

Regardless, we know Johnson will cook up another mystery worthy to solve.

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Jesse Conner

Jesse is a writer and content manager for Noovie. When he's not working, he's on the beach playing volleyball.

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