Lionsgate has given the official green light to a Knives Out sequel.
Speculation about the possible sequel began circulating in January when director Rian Johnson revealed he was working on a script. According to Deadline, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer made the official announcement during the company’s third-quarter earnings call and hinted that production on the follow-up could start very soon.
According to the film’s director Rian Johnson, the second Knives Out film would focus on Detective Benoit Blanc — played by James Bond actor Daniel Craig — as he attempts to solve a new case.
“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,” stated Johnson. “But there’s a lot that has to happen before that can happen, first and foremost being writing a script. So, we’ll see.”
Written, produced and directed by Rian Johnson, Knives Out stars Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Lakeith Stanfield, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Ana de Armas, and Jamie Lee Curtis, Jaeden Martell, Katherine Langford, Frank Oz, Toni Collette, Christopher Plummer, and Riki Lindhome. The film will be released on Digital HD on February 7, 2020 and DVD, Blu-ray and 4K on February 25.