“I’m a whodunit junkie,” Rian Johnson told Vanity Fair in October 2019, a month after “Knives Out” debuted to universal acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival and a month before it would open in theaters and become a box office sensation. “The idea of doing an original one about America in 2019 seemed really exciting: the combination of an incredibly fun genre that is a rollercoaster ride for the audience, kind of a puzzle box…and you have an all-star cast.”
“Knives Out” proved a rollercoaster for many moviegoers on its way to just over $310 million at the worldwide box office (a dazzling total for a film based on an original idea), and the film’s success gave Johnson the keys to something he eyed from the start: Turn “Knives Out” into an anthology series where Daniel Craig’s character, detective Benoit Blanc, investigates a new murder in each installment. Such a move would allow Johnson to cast a new ensemble with each film, and that already is paying off dramatically for the upcoming sequel “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.”
With production on the “Knives Out” sequel now wrapped and the film set for a TIFF world premiere, check out the rundown below of all the major details fans know so far. IndieWire will update the list as new information about “Knives Out 2” breaks.