Netflix has rolled out more than $400 million for the rights to not one, but two Knives Out sequels. The plots of Knives Out II and Knives Out III have not been shared with the public, but Rian Johnson and Daniel Craig will be involved.
The original film debuted in September 2019. Joining Craig, Lakeith Stanfield, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis and Michael Shannon starred in the detective drama. With a $40 million budget, the film brought in more than $300 million worldwide. It went on to earn three Golden Globe nominations and an Oscar nomination.
Netflix’s bid for these films is much larger than the original budget largely because of the film’s lead, Daniel Craig. With sequels, Craig’s salary could grow exponentially. He was reportedly paid $20 million for his role in No Time To Die. Also, he plans to wrap up his run with the James Bond franchise, so this will likely become his next focus.
At this time, there is no word as to when the films will be released or will star in them alongside Craig. For now, the original is available on Amazon Prime.