The movie will debut on Netflix on December 23 after a November theatrical premiere in the US.
A still from The Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
The Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery first trailer is now available. This one is a follow-up to Rian Johnson's 2019 mystery movie Knives Out. A private investigator named Benoit Blanc will be the star of the Knives Out franchise. He solves enigmatic cases that at first seem impossible to solve.
In the movie, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline, Kate Hudson, and Dave Bautista are among the ensemble cast, with Daniel Craig playing Benoit Blanc. Netflix acquired the rights to two additional sequels following the first movie's commercial success.
A software billionaire played by Edward Norton invites his famous friends to a private dinner on a Greek island. When one of his pals is murderously murdered, things get ugly. Daniel Craig's character, Detective Benoit Blanc, is requested to the island to solve the mystery.
On September 27, the movie will screen for the first time at the 47th Toronto International Film Festival. The movie will debut on Netflix on December 23 after a November theatrical premiere in the US.
In an interview on Netflix’s blog, Tudum, the film’s writer and director, Rian Johnson, cautioned against coming into this mystery expecting to solve a big intricate puzzle. “The reality is that what makes something successful is a story, and that’s true of a whodunit as well,” Johnson told.
“Are there characters that you care about? Are you pulled through emotionally? Are you on a ride with them with this story? Then the revelation of it all coming together and the whodunit, and the fact that it is all layered in there, is part of the fun of the genre. But, in a way, it can’t be the spine that is supporting the body of the whole thing. You just need a good story.”
Knives Out 2 will also receive its European premiere at the 66th edition of the BFI London Film Festival on October 16. The film will premiere in select theatres on a to-be-announced date.
Johnson, who has produced the film with Ram Bergman, said the title Glass Onion pays homage to the 1968 Beatles song of the same name.
"The idea of glass came to me, something that's clear. I'll be very honest. I got out my iPhone and searched my music library with the word 'glass'. There's got to be some good glass songs. I was like, 'Oh, is it a glass fortress? Is it a glass castle? Is it a glass man?' The first thing that came up, because I'm a huge Beatles fan, is Glass Onion," the director said in a statement.