Rian Johnson Is Getting $400 Million to Stab More People

'Knives Out'Credit: Lionsgate
Netflix is bringing you the Knives Out sequels. 

According to a breaking report on Deadline, Netflix is lining up a $400 million deal for Knives Out 2 & 3 that will give them the opportunity to show the movie on their streaming app exclusively, with the opportunity to provide a limited theatrical window as well. 

This is remarkable for a movie that happened by pure chance, while Craig was on a break from Bond and Johnson wanted to try out his Agatha Christie chops. 

While the first film cost $40 million and turned in a global gross north of $311 million, these sequels now have huge budgets to play with. The first movie will begin shooting on June 28 in Greece, and casting will begin immediately.

Who is your dream cast for the film? 

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No offense but wow.... of all the amazing IP out there and they pick this average at best movie.

April 1, 2021 at 7:34AM

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Imagine if they instead made a competition for indie filmmakers and the 40 best scripts became films with 10 million dollar budgets. Or 52 films with one film a week. They would gain so much more quality content instead of trying to buy popularity.

April 1, 2021 at 3:03PM

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While this would have been nice in an ideal world, the truth is, with $10mil dollar budget you can only get good action/cgi with c-list actors, or a drama with b-list actors. To get action/cgi with a couple of a-list actors you need a minimum of $30 mil.

It's true that Netflix overpaid for this (they should not have paid over $120-$150mil overall), the truth also is that people have so much free content available to them right now (via Roku Channel, IMDb TV, Pluto, Tubi, Peacock etc), that to get your content noticed you need something that really differentiates over these free offerings. Viewers don't go for mid-budgets anymore, or for indies. They don't care. They want spectacle. And spectacle costs.

April 4, 2021 at 11:53PM

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