Daniel Craig returns as crime-solving detective Benoit Blanc in the first teaser for Rian Johnson’s Knives Out sequel, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. He is joined by an all-star cast including Edward Norton, Kate Hudson, Ethan Hawke, Kathryn Hahn, Janelle Monae, Dave Bautista, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick and Madelyn Cline.
Just like the first Knives Out film which came out in 2019, Detective Blanc attempts to solve a murder-mystery-themed cruise hosted by Norton’s character, tech billionaire Miles Bron. As time goes on, things are not what they seem (surprise!) as at least one person intends on making the murder-mystery more than just a game.
“The phrase I kept coming back to and talking about the first movie is, ‘It’s a roller coaster and not a crossword puzzle,’” writer/director/producer Johnson said in a statement. “It’s a common mistake in writing whodunits, thinking that you’re making a crossword puzzle, and that the fun is that the audience is actually going to analyze all this and figure it out.”
As we earlier reported, Netflix spent $450 million for the rights to Knives Out 2 and 3, making it the biggest film purchase in history — almost double the budget of Netflix’s The Gray Man ($200 million).
If you haven’t watched Knives Out yet, Craig’s Blanc investigates the murder of a wealthy eccentric crime novelist in his house. His money-grabbing family finds themselves under suspicion. The original film featured an ensemble cast consisting of Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, and the late Christopher Plummer. Rent Knives Out on streamers like AppleTV and Amazon Prime Video for $3.99.
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery arrives on Netflix on December 23. Knives Out 3, which does not yet have a title, is set to release in 2024.Watch the teaser trailer for Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery below:
Get a first-look at scenes from the upcoming film below: