• Rian Johnson's "Knives Out" to get a sequel
  • The movie will revolve around the character of Benoit Blanc, played by Daniel Craig
  • The film is currently nominated for 3 Golden Globes

After receiving universal acclaim for his latest movie “Knives Out,” director Rian Johnson is already working on the sequel to the highly-successful film, with the story revolving around one of the main characters from the original film.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the 46-year-old filmmaker revealed that he is already busy developing a sequel to the 2019 mystery-comedy, and it is going to explore the character of detective Benoit Blanc, portrayed by Daniel Craig in the original movie, who is investigating a new case.

Johnson also told the publication that he wants to make the movie really soon, most probably in the following year.

On the other hand, the media outlet also reported that the “Casino Royale” actor is pretty enthusiastic to do the sequel and would love to reprise the role of detective Blanc.

“Daniel had so much fun doing it, and he wants to do more,” said Ram Bergman. Bergman is one of the producers of the movie and a close friend of Johnson.

The movie had its world premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival and since then, it received rave reviews from the critics as well as the audience. Many people said that they haven’t seen such a good whodunit movie in the last 10 years.

“Knives Out” has already raked in more than $130 million in North America and will be able to beat Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” at the American box office. Tarantino’s movie earned a total of $141 million in local markets.

Meanwhile, the film is inching towards the $250 million mark in the international markets and would soon be crossing it. As of late, the film, starring Chris Evans, Christopher Plummer, Jamie Lee Curtis and Michael Shannon in supporting roles has accumulated $231 million in more than 50 markets, taking its worldwide total to a staggering $372 million.

With Craig ending his reign as James Bond with "No Time To Die," it is highly possible that viewers might be able to see the sequel really soon.

In related news, the movie is currently battling it out in three categories at the ongoing Golden Globes ceremony. The movie has been nominated in the Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) while Craig and Ana de Armas have received Acting nods for their stellar work in the movie.

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Pictured is the movie poster for "Knives Out." Lionsgate