POLL: Should Rian Johnson direct a Knives Out sequel?
Rian Johnson’s ensemble whodunnit Knives Out proved to be a smash with critics and audiences alike in its opening weekend, and many fans are calling for a follow-up carried by Daniel Craig’s eccentric private detective Benoit Blanc. Should the film stay on its successful financial run, a sequel seems like a safe bet, so the question then becomes if Johnson directs the sequel or hands the reins off to someone else? Let us know your thoughts in both polls below!
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Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in Knives Out, a fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death. With an all-star ensemble cast including Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford and Jaeden Martell, KNIVES OUT is a witty and stylish whodunit guaranteed to keep audiences guessing until the very end.
The all-star ensemble cast of Knives Out includes Daniel Craig (Spectre), along with Chris Evans (Avengers: Infinity War), Ana de Armas (Blade Runner 2049), Michael Shannon (The Shape of Water), LaKeith Stanfield (Sorry To Bother You), Don Johnson (Book Club), Toni Collette (Hereditary), Christopher Plummer (Beginners), Katherine Langford (Love, Simon), Riki Lindhome (Kidding), Edi Patterson (The Last O.G.), Raúl Castillo (Atypical), and Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween).
The highly-anticipated film had its world premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival in September and hit theaters this past weekend to rave reviews from critics and audiences alike, currently sitting at a 96% “Certified Fresh” from critics and 93% approval rating from audiences on review aggregate Rotten Tomatoes. The film was originally projected to gross $22-25 million its opening weekend and wound up grossing $41.7 million domestically and $28.3 million internationally for a worldwide total of $70 million.