Craig will be back as Benoit Blanc (Picture: Lionsgate)
It’s official – filming is underway for Knives Out 2.
Filmmaker Rian Johnson has revealed the team are on location in Greece and busy getting to work as Daniel Craig returns as detective Benoit Blanc for the highly anticipated sequel following the huge success of the 2019 mystery drama.
The writer and director shared a photo on Twitter of a camera with a stunning landscape in the background, and he teased a LOT of bloodshed once the movie hits the big screen.
He captioned the snap: ‘Aaaaaaaand WE’RE OFF! Day one of filming on the next Benoit Blanc mystery.
‘Thanks to all the lovely patient people here in Greece for letting us do all this murdering on their peaceful shores. (sic)’
Given the love shown for the original film, which pulled in more than $311m (£219m) at the box office, it’s safe to say everyone’s excited for what’s to come.
The follow-up already has an absolutely stacked cast, with Craig joined by newcomers Dave Bautista, Kate Hudson, Edward Norton, Janelle Monae, Kathryn Hahn and Leslie Odom Jr.
Netflix won the distribution rights to the budding franchise for a chunky $469m (£330m), under the condition of two sequels – both starring the James Bond actor – being produced.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news, sharing that no plot details have been announced but it will adhere to a similar Cluedo-esque ensemble murder mystery vibe as before.
The supporting cast included Marvel’s Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Don Johnson and Ana de Armas, in something of a break-out role as Harlan’s meek nurse.
Craig’s first outing as Blanc also firmly put thoughts of Bond from people’s minds as he clearly relished the high camp of his role and the chance to be stupid (remember his complicated analogy based on doughnut holes?).
None of the supporting players from the first film are expecting to be back, as Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer previously confirmed Knives Out 2 and 3 are unlikely to be direct follow-ons from the first film.
Credit: Original article published here.