Netflix reportedly has split about $ 450 million (approximately 3,300 kroner) to acquire the rights to Knives Out 2 and Knives Out 3, two sequels led by Daniel Craig of Oscar-nominated writer-director Rian Johnson for 2019. This makes it one of the biggest movie deals not only for Netflix, but for any streaming service. Craig will reprise his lead role as private detective Benoit Blanc, although the rest of the cast will be original, in line with Agatha Christie’s inspiration for each case of Knives Out. The casting is expected to start immediately for Knives Out 2, which will begin filming on June 28 in Greece.
Deadline first word brought about Netflix Makes a deal with Knives Out, noting that it is worth over $ 400 million (approximately Rs 2,935), with his sister Diversity minutes later with that figure of $ 450 million. Reports also confirm that there will be Knives Out 3, given that previously there were only Knives Out 2 officially announced – in February last year Although Netflix pays $ 450 million, that doesn’t entitle it to the whole thing Knives outside franchise. Johnson and his production partner Ram Bergman have chosen to license Knives Out for each film.
The original Knives Out – released in November 2019 and starring people like Chris Evans, Anna de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Tony Colette, Lakeit Stanfield, Catherine Langford and Christopher Plummer – was produced by Media Rights Capital and is distributed by Lionsgate. The first film cost only $ 40 million (approximately 290 kroner) and won $ 311.4 million (approximately 2290 kroner) at the world box office. While the Netflix deal may seem incredible, one told Variety it probably includes marketing budgets (which aren’t included in movie budgets).
And there’s the question of Craig’s fee. The James Bond the star will complete its work from 007 later in 2021 s There is no time to die – he would already have if it weren’t for COVID-19 – and Knives Out gives him another franchise to move into. The sequels give actors the opportunity to negotiate higher salaries for future performances, and Craig is likely to do the same with Knives Out 2 and Knives Out 3. After all, Craig himself earned $ 3 million (approximately 22 kroner) in his first film. with Casino Royale bonds, but won over $ 20 million each (approximately Rs. 150 crores) for The ghost and there is no time to die.
Johnson, who was nominated for Oscar for best original screenplay on Knives Out, is best known for writing and directing Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the eighth chapter of the decades of the Skywalker saga. He also directed the sci-fi thriller Looper with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis, and the neo-noir mystery Brick also with Gordon-Levitt. In addition to Knives Out 2 and Knives Out 3, Johnson is still attached to an entirely new trilogy set in star Wars galaxy.
Knives Out is exclusive to Game Lionsgate. Knives Out 2 and Knives Out 3 will be exclusive to Netflix, of course.
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