Netflix announces release date for ‘Knives Out’ sequel
Look sharp; Knives out is back.
Writer/director Rian Johnson had a surprise hit in 2019 with a comeback mystery starring Daniel Craig as private detective Benoit Blanc who must find the killer of a wealthy writer among his eccentric parents (all played by people very famous). The sequel is titled Glass onion: a mystery at loggerheadsand Netflix paid him handsomely and a second Knives out follow-up in spring 2021.
In a new interview, Johnson describes the film as a “‘tropical getaway murder mystery'” inspired by older thrillers such as those from 1982. Evil under the sun and 1973 The Sheila’s Last, which Johnson has cited as a favorite movie in the past. He also revealed the meaning behind the film’s title:
According to Johnson, Blanc’s penchant for bombast is partly due to the film’s title, which pays homage to the 1968 Beatles song of the same name. “I’m always on the lookout for something fun that White can hang on to as an overworked metaphor that he can beat to death,” he says. “All of this is in clear view from the start. So the idea of glass came to me, something clear. I will be very honest. I literally took out my iPhone and searched my music library for the word “glass”. There must be some good glass songs. I thought, ‘Oh, is this a glass fortress? Is it a glass castle? Is it a man of glass? The first thing that came up, because I’m a huge Beatles fan, was “Glass Onion.”
The image above is the first official still from the film, but I had to crop it to fit the site; here’s the full image, which reveals the entire cast around a massive table (click on the image to see a very large version):
Netflix also released another behind-the-scenes image from Glass Onion:
Here is the synopsis of the film:
The film sees Daniel Craig reprise his role as southern gentleman/detective extraordinaire Benoit Blanc, who travels to Greece to uncover the layers of a mystery involving a new cast of colorful suspects played by Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline with Kate Hudson and Dave Bautista.
Glass onion: a mystery at loggerheads premieres on Netflix on December 23. The film will also hit theaters on a date yet to be announced. The film will also premiere at the Toronto Film Festival and the BFI London Film Festival this fall.
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