Detective Benoit Blanc’s following scenarios will be for Netflix. The streaming company mentioned Wednesday it has arrived at a deal for two sequels to Rian Johnson’s acclaimed 2019 whodunit, Knives Out.
Netflix declined to say how significantly it was having to pay for the films, which Johnson will immediate with Daniel Craig returning as inspector Benoit Blanc. But Deadline, which first noted the deal, mentioned the selling price would solution $450 million US — making it one particular of Netflix’s largest (and most sweater-clad) acquisitions.
It also lands Netflix a little something it has dearly sought: the form of big movie franchises that traditional studios have long depended on. Generation on the next Knives Out, written by Johnson and created by him and Ram Bergman, is to commence this summer time.
Netflix outbid quite a few other streaming solutions to land Knives Out, something that was even feasible since the 2019 movie was created by Media Legal rights Cable and distributed by Lionsgate on a solitary-photograph deal. Manufactured for $forty million, Knives Out grossed $311.four million in globally ticket product sales and landed Johnson an Academy Award nomination for most effective original screenplay.