Netflix has announced that writer, director, and producer Rian Johnson’s follow-up to Knives Out will be titled Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. You can watch a teaser for the sequel, which will be available on the streaming service this holiday season, by scrolling down.
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.
On his Twitter account, Johnson talked about the sequel before the title reveal. “Something I love about Agatha Christie is how she never tread water creatively. I think there’s a misperception that her books use the same formula over and over, but fans know the opposite is true.”
The filmmaker continued: “It wasn’t just settings or murder methods; she was constantly stretching the genre conceptually. Under the umbrella of the whodunnit, she wrote spy thrillers, proto-slasher horrors, serial killer hunts, gothic romances, psychological character studies, and glam travelogues.
“When I made Knives Out, that’s what excited me about the prospect of making more mysteries with Daniel as Benoit Blanc – to emulate Christie and have every film be like a whole new book, with its own tone, ambition, the reason for being… and (ta-dah) title. Benoit Blanc’s next case, the follow-up to Knives Out, is called Glass Onion.”
In March of 2001, it was announced that Netflix was buying the rights to two Knives Out sequels for $450 million. Made for just $40 million, the first Knives Out (See on Amazon) was distributed by Lionsgate in November 2019.
The movie grossed $165.4 million domestically and $146 million internationally, for a worldwide total of $311.4 million.
Rian Johnson received an Oscar nomination for best original screenplay.
The movie also received three Golden Globe nominations (for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy [Ana de Armas], and Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy [Daniel Craig]).
Written, produced, and directed by Johnson, Knives Out stars Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, and the late Christopher Plummer.
Johnson pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in Knives Out, a fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect.
When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate.
From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death. Knives Out is a witty and stylish whodunnit guaranteed to keep audiences guessing until the very end.
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype, and ShockTillYouDrop.