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Lionsgate Confirms Knives Out Will Be Getting A Sequel

Lionsgate Confirms Knives Out Will Be Getting A Sequel

A production start date on the follow-up is 'imminent'.

Movie studio Lionsgate has ordered a sequel for Knives Out after it captivated audiences around the world.

Last year, there was so much hype around films such as Joker, 1917, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Parasite and The Irishman.

However, Knives Out also managed to become a cult favourite amongst viewers, thanks to a snappy, all-star cast, brilliant script and fantastic story.

After raking in nearly $300 million at the Box Office, it's clear that Lionsgate wants to see how far the rabbit hole goes with the storyline. The company's boss Jon Feltheimer told Deadline during a third-quarter earnings call that a production start date for the sequel is 'imminent'.

The official synopsis for the original film reads: "When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate.

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"From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death."

The script follows in the footsteps of a classic murder mystery while playfully dropping timely jokes about Game of Thrones, Hamilton and dark-web incels.

The film's writer, producer and director, Rian Johnson, has previously hinted that he'd be keen to see where the story goes.

Speaking to Deadline on the day the Academy Award nominations were announced, Mr Johnson said it was a really enjoyable project to be a part of.

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"I had such a good time making it, such a great time working with Daniel, and now just seeing that audiences are responding to it, the idea of continuing it on seems like it would just be a blast," he said.

"But there's a lot that has to happen before that can happen, first and foremost being writing a script. So, we'll see."

The film has been given a 97 per cent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with critics absolutely raving about Agatha Christie-esque film and have been calling for a sequel.

The Denver Post's John Wenzel said: "Knives Out deserves to be explored as a world of it own, as Johnson balances moral conscience and black humor expertly within the constraints of the murder-mystery genre."

While it looks like fans will be getting what they wished for, there's no word on when we can expect the film to be released so we'll have to keep our eyes peeled.

Featured Image Credit: Lionsgate

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film