Rian Johnson’s Knives Out 2 is set to begin filming in summer 2021 with a top-notch cast.
Knives Out 2 is set to begin filming in summer 2021, following Rian Johnson's fun and star-studded Knives Out from 2019. Johnson himself is set to write, direct, and produce (along with Ram Bergman) the sequel, which will soon get its own separate title. The film will see Daniel Craig's Benoit Blanc returning to solve a new mystery, with an entirely new cast of characters to contend with. Netflix is behind Knives Out 2, as well as the already-planned Knives Out 3, after a reported $450 million deal for the rights to the two upcoming films.
Knives Out 2 Release Date:
Knives Out 2 looked ready to hit the production fast track in February 2020, but the pandemic got in the way. The good news is, now that Knives Out 2 has a new home on Netflix, filming is reportedly set to begin in June 2021 in Greece. With that in mind, the sequel could be released at some point in 2022 at the earliest. Based on Johnson's desire to make a sequel fast, and Craig's stated desire to return, a 2022 release appears exceedingly likely, perhaps around Thanksgiving. How long filming on the Knives Out sequel will take remains to be seen, but fans can get excited that it's finally happening.
Knives Out 2 Cast:
Ana de Armas
Jamie Lee Curtis
The original Knives Out film grossed $311 million worldwide and was a not-so-surprising hit, with its clever script and all-star ensemble cast. In the first film, Benoit Blancuncovers the truth surrounding the death of the wealthy Thrombey family's patriarch, in a plot full of twists, turns, controversies, and surprises. The original cast features an Oscar winner, Christopher Plummer, and three Oscar nominees, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, and LaKeith Stanfield. Also in the cast are Ana de Armas, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, and Riki Lindhome.