According to Deadline, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer announced during a third-quarter earnings call that a sequel to Knives Out is officially happening, and that more announcements about the project–including production start–are “imminent.”
Knives Out has proven to be a hit with audiences and critics alike. Director Rian Johnson’s murder-mystery whodunit holds 97 percent and 92 percent scores, respectively, on Rotten Tomatoes. The film has also grossed almost $250 million at the global box office, with the film still in theaters. That’s an amazing feat for an original IP with a $40 million dollar budget. Especially in the big franchise/sequel/remake/reboot world of modern cinema. Most importantly, the movie was great. And it was also a whole lot of fun, in large part because of Daniel Craig’s detective with a Southern accent, Benoit Blanc. So it’s no surprise a new report says a sequel is already in the development stage. What is surprising is just how soon we could see it.