Netflix has shared the official teaser trailer for Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, the sequel to the 2019 hit film directed by Rian Johnson and starring Daniel Craig. You can watch the teaser using the player below!
Glass Onion will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 10. The film will open in select theaters in November and begins streaming on Netflix December 23.
In Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) travels to Greece to peel back the layers of a mystery involving a new cast of colorful suspects. The film has been rated PG-13 for strong language, some violence, sexual material and drug content.
The cast of the sequel also includes Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline with Kate Hudson and Dave Bautista. The producers are Ram Bergman and Johnson.
Johnson previously told Netflix website Tudum, Blanc’s penchant for bombast is partly to thank for the film’s title, which pays homage to the 1968 Beatles song of the same name. “I’m always fishing for something fun that Blanc can grab onto as an overwrought metaphor that he can beat to death,” he says.
“This is all in plain sight from the very start. So, the idea of glass came to me, something that’s clear. I’ll be very honest. I literally got out my iPhone and searched my music library with the word ‘glass.’ There’s got to be some good glass songs.
The filmmaker continued: “I was like, “Oh, is it a glass fortress? Is it a glass castle? Is it a glass man?” The first thing that came up, because I’m a huge Beatles fan, is ‘Glass Onion.'”
Of the casting for Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, Johnson said, “You try and invite people that you like, but the reality is you never know. At the end of the day, just trying to get the best actors in each part, the actors that are most right for each individual part.
He added: “So, you also just throw the dice and hold your breath. Luckily, we got a great group that really meshed.”
He also said that Craig’s Blanc will be more prominent this time around. “You definitely get to know him a little bit better,” he says. “In the first one, because of the way it was structured, Marta, Ana de Armas’ character, was very much the protagonist.
“In a big way, Blanc was the threat. He was almost the antagonist in terms of just the story structure, because you were worried, even as they got closer, that he was going to catch her and he was going to have to turn her over at the end.
“So Blanc was always outside of the sphere of our protagonist and was a little bit more of an enigma in the first movie. Whereas, in this one, Blanc gets an invitation to come to this murder mystery on this island. We’re very much meeting these people and getting into this world through his eyes.”
Johnson explained that this is not a rehash of the first film, and mentions Agatha Christie who could drop her famous detective Hercule Poirot into different stories.
“Every single time, she found a way into it that felt unique and fresh, and you could tell it was challenging her creatively.”