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Rian Johnson Reveals Title of Knives Out Sequel

Get ready for Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

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    With the much-anticipated sequel to 2019’s Knives Out expected out later this year, writer and director Rian Johnson has revealed its title: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.

    In the Twitter thread announcing the title, Johnson also shared how he was inspired by Agatha Christie’s work while working on the sequel. “Something I love about Agatha Christie is how she never tread water creatively,” he wrote. “I think there’s a misperception that her books use the same formula over and over, but fans know the opposite is true. It wasn’t just settings or murder methods, she was constantly stretching the genre conceptually.”

    Johnson continued, “Under the umbrella of the whodunnit she wrote spy thrillers, proto-slasher horrors, serial killer hunts, gothic romances, psychological character studies, glam travelogues. When I made Knives Out, that’s what excited me about the prospect of making more mysteries with Daniel as Benoit Blanc — to emulate Christie and have every film be like a whole new book, with its own tone, ambition, reason for being… and (ta dah) title.”

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    Much like the witty, dialogue-driven original, Glass Onion has a stacked cast, led by a returning Daniel Craig as Detective Benoit Blanc and new leads Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, and Madelyn Cline. Kate Hudson and Dave Bautista are also featured in the new whodunit. At the moment, not much is known about the plot, except that Blanc travels to Greece to solve a new mystery.

    After being one of the best films of 2019Knives Out was nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the 2020 Oscars. It raked in $311.4 million on a $40 million budget.

    Part of a massive two-sequel deal totaling more than $450 million with Netflix, Glass Onion is set for release this holiday season. It’s currently unknown whether the film will debut simultaneously on the streamer and in theaters or receive a windowed release.

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