Netflix has reportedly acquired rights for the Knives Out sequels 2 and 3 for a whopping $450 million. The murder mystery drama starring Daniel Craig as lead has been a silent hit in 2019. It even received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay, triggering Netflix and other OTTs to bet on the sequel’s hit.
Netflix Gets Rights For Knives Out Sequels
Knives Out was a silent hint in 2019. The mystery drama starring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, and others had a budget of just $40 million for making and brought in a whopping $311 million at the box office. We aren’t the only ones astonished by these results and the OTT players like Netflix, Amazon, and others.
Thus, they had a bid to obtain Knives Out sequels’ rights (Part 2 and Part 3) and guess who won it – Netflix! The American streaming giant has beaten competitors to gain rights for the original sequels of Knives Out for a whopping $450 million! That makes up to $225 million for each sequel, making it the biggest ever rights acquisition in streaming history.
Under this, Netflix will retain Rian Johnson, the writer, director, and producer of the original Knives Out, and Daniel Craig as the lead. Others, including Chris Evans, Toni Collette, Jamie Lee Curtis, Christopher Plummer, Lakeith Stanfield, etc., aren’t sure. May the director wanted to pick a new cast for the next murder mystery. We may see all new faces except Daniel Craig.
As per the Deadline, the second part may start going onto sets from June 28 in Greece and pick the new cast from. And if you wanted to know why Netflix made such a huge bet on it, watch it for yourself the original Knives Out available in Amazon Prime Video.