The Daniel Craig starrer will be a sequel to the hugely popular 2019 film Knives Out
Daniel Craig as Detective Benoit Blanc in Knives Out
Marking the return of detective Benoit Blanc, the sequel to the acclaimed movie Knives Out, has finally wrapped up its filming on the shores of Greece. Taking to Twitter on Friday, writer-director Rian Johnson revealed that the second instalment of the franchise has completed its shooting in Greek Riviera near cities like Mykonos and Porto Heli marking the halfway point in the film’s production schedule, only just above a month after it began filming in Greece, at the end of June.
Knives Out 2 is the second part in a three-film contract signed by Rian Johnson with Netflix, after the gigantic success of the first film, which bagged more than $300 million, against its $40 m budget, as well as numerous recognitions, like the nomination for the Best Original Screenplay on the 92nd Academy Awards. Johnson was also done with the script of the third film, even before he began the production of Knives Out 2.
The picturesque location of the Mediterranean country will provide a backdrop for the new adventure of Blanc, as he attempts to untangle another sinister deed and bring the truth to light. However, the plot for the highly anticipated movie is being rigorously guarded, with no information whatsoever about the upcoming film. A stellar cast has been roped in to lead the project, from Dave Bautista, Janelle Monae, Edward Norton and Kathryn Hahn, to Leslie Odom J., Madelyne Cline, Kate Hudson and Jessica Henwick.
Produced by Johnson himself, along with Ram Bergman and Tom Karnowski, the movie is set to stream on Netflix, with the release date yet to be confirmed.