Netflix buys rights to Knives Out sequels

Daniel Craig will return as Benoit Blanc, the Last of the Gentleman Sleuths.

Netflix has acquired the exclusive rights to the next two Knives Out films.

The streaming giant beat out close rivals Amazon Prime and Apple, reportedly paying a staggering $450 million to secure the deal. 

This makes one of the most expensive of its kind and gives Netflix its first major film franchise.

While Netflix has produced a number of excellent films, including the Academy Award winning Roma and The Irishman, none of these have managed to break into pop culture like Stranger Things, Bridgerton or some of its other TV originals have. 

Rian Johnson will return to direct both Knives Out sequels with Daniel Craig set to reprise his role as eccentric private detective Benoit Blanc. The first of these will begin shooting in Greece this summer.

Knives Out was one of the surprise hits of 2019 receiving critical acclaim across the board and grossing over $311 million against a budget of just $40 million. 

It boasted a large ensemble cast which, in addition to Craig, consisted of Ana De Armas, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Lakeith Stanfield and Katherine Langford. 

Knives Out is available to stream on Amazon Prime now. 

Source: Den of Geek

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