Looks like we may have another Hercule Poirot-type character in the works — and this time, exclusively for the big screen. If you’ve been keeping an eye out on the interwebs over the course of the Toronto International Film Festival, you’ll know that Rian Johnson’s Daniel Craig-starring mystery Knives Out has been getting an overwhelmingly positive reception, and it’s currently sitting at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 18 reviews.
If this carries over to the box office, it’s possible we could have a fun mystery franchise on our hands…but is that something writer-director Rian Johnson even wants? Well, the answer is a resounding “yes” from Johnson himself, as he revealed to Uproxx:
“I’ll tell you, the truth is I had such a great time working with Daniel Craig and I had so much fun doing this on every level, from writing it to making it. I’ve never really been interested in doing sequels, but this, the idea of doing more of these with Daniel as his character, is not sequels. It’s just what Agatha Christie did. It’s just coming up with a whole new mystery, a whole new location, all new cast, whole new mechanics of the appeal of a mystery and everything.”
So…pretty much yes to the sequels, and I’m going to keep calling them sequels. It’s a series of adventures with Craig as the eccentric detective, with an entire new cast of characters and a whole-new mystery at the center. Personally, I think I’d call that a sequel, but I think I understand the separation in that Craig’s character will be the only thread holding all the films together.
Of course, we won’t know if this is worth it, and if Johnson has proven anything, it’s that he has the power to divide critics and fans, so we’ll see if this success will carry over. What do you think of having more Knives Out films? Let us know down below!
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