Knives Out said a million dollars isn’t cool. What’s cool is the nearly half a billion dollars Netflix just paid for the rights to Knives Out 2 and 3.
For $450 million — a number Vulture called “astronomical,” and Entertainment Weekly called “eye-popping” — the streamer will own the follow-ups to Rian Johnson’s 2019 murder-mystery starring Daniel Craig as “the Last of the Gentleman Sleuths,” Benoit Blanc.
Previously, Netflix’s biggest movie splurge was $130 million for Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, so needless to say, Knives Out has set a new record. Johnson has reportedly already written the sequels — which, Agatha Christie-style, are expected to only feature the detective as a recurring character — and the first follow-up is set to begin filming in Greece in June. Read more at Vulture.