Detective Benoit Blanc’s upcoming situations will be for Netflix. The streaming organization mentioned Wednesday it has attained a deal for two sequels to Rian Johnson’s acclaimed 2019 whodunit, Knives Out.
Netflix declined to say how considerably it was shelling out for the films, which Johnson will direct with Daniel Craig returning as inspector Benoit Blanc. But Deadline, which initially described the offer, explained the selling price would method $450 million US — making it 1 of Netflix’s greatest (and most sweater-clad) acquisitions.
It also lands Netflix some thing it has dearly sought: the sort of important movie franchises that common studios have prolonged depended on. Creation on the next Knives Out, written by Johnson and developed by him and Ram Bergman, is to start out this summer.
Netflix outbid several other streaming products and services to land Knives Out, something that was even achievable since the 2019 film was created by Media Legal rights Cable and distributed by Lionsgate on a one-picture offer. Created for $40 million, Knives Out grossed $311.4 million in throughout the world ticket gross sales and landed Johnson an Academy Award nomination for best primary screenplay.