Knives Out 3: Rian Johnson and Daniel Craig will “dig deeper into the genre” to keep the series fresh

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Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery is halfway through its abbreviated week-long theatrical run before it hits Netflix on December 23, and writer-director Rian Johnson and star Daniel Craig are talking about the final film in the trilogy. . both spoke with Term as the film was headed to approximately 700 theaters across the country.

Though neither is revealing plot details yet, and it seems nothing is set, anyway, both Craig and Johnson spoke of a shared commitment to keep the series a fun, twisty, ensemble-filled franchise. Johnson further said that to prepare for the film and find inspiration, he will “dig deeper into the genre and see if there are any hidden gems I’m missing.” Part of that is because he wants to keep viewers on their toes and also, Johnson said, because people always ask him to recommend five crime novels, and “it’s going to be very frustrating for the third movie to name the same five over and over again.” time”. again.”

Although there is only one deal with Netflix to turn Knives Out into a trilogy, Craig said “if people are interested, we’ll do it.” [continue] make them. But if there ever got to a point where Rian and I thought we were just producing them, I think we’d back off.” Johnson added that as a director, he feels it’s really important to see what you can do to make your experience “scary and dangerous.” “to “shake the box” and avoid complacency. “I’ve gotten a lot more confident over the years,” Johnson said. “But that comes with its own set of dangers: You’ll settle into a rut, and I’m especially aware of that now that I’m doing a series.”

As of this writing, Knives Out 2 has a total score of 82 Y 93, respectively, from the handful of critics who have seen it so far. The film’s cast includes a returning Daniel Craig as master detective Benoit Blanc, along with newcomers Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline, Kate Hudson, and Dave Bautista. It looks really crazy and like a great time: Norton plays a colorful tech billionaire named Miles Bron. Bron invites his friends on a getaway to his private Greek island, but when someone turns up dead, Craig’s Detective Benoit Blanc takes on the case.

Johnson is also working on a one-hour mystery series for Peacock titled Poker Face, starring Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll, Orange is the New Black).

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