Netflix just paid Lionsgate a hefty sum for a highly coveted prize: Knives Out 2 and Knives Out 3.
The streaming service reportedly signed a deal to acquire not one, but two sequels to the popular 2019 movie, according to Entertainment Weekly. Netflix purchased the rights for a cool $400 million, so just let that sink in.
Per the outlet, Daniel Craig will reprise his role as Detective Benoit Blanc. Rian Johnson (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) will also return to direct the movies and pen the scripts. Since the filmmaker has already completed the first screenplay, Knives Out 2 is expected to begin production this summer in Greece.
The original Knives Out was distributed by Lionsgate and starred Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield and Christopher Plummer. The story follows Detective Benoit as he examines the mysterious death of crime novelist Harlan Thrombey, who was likely killed by one of his dysfunctional family members.
Unfortunately, we don’t know why Lionsgate handed the reigns over to Netflix. However, we’d probably do the same thing if someone offered us $400 million. Just saying…
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