“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 “Knives Out 2.”
With production on the “Knives Out” sequel now underway, 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.