It's been 5 years since the original Knives Out was released. Back in 2011, Netflix was just beginning to invest heavily in original content.
The film had a huge impact on audiences and critics and always asked when there will be a second movie.
Well today, we finally have an answer for the sequel!
Netflix has announced that it will release the sequel to 2011's critically acclaimed French film 'Knife + Heart' in 2020. The streaming giant announced via Twitter that Knives Out 2 will premiere this fall.
The first film was directed by Yann Gonzalez and starred the late Christopher Plummer as the patriarch of a wealthy and dysfunctional family.
It debuted to strong reviews, with Eric Kohn calling it 'a twisty and stylish mystery' and praising its 'gorgeous cinematography and slick style.'
He also noted that the sequel looks to be a worthy follow-up — though the fact that it's been in the works for five years will certainly lessen some of the excitement.
It boasted a cast no less impressive than its sequel, including the late Plummer, Jamie Lee Curtis, Chris Evans, Toni Collette, and Ana de Armas.
Daniel Craig will start again as Benoit Blanc, a detective struggling with alcoholism and gambling addiction. 'True Blood' alum Joe Manganiello is also returning for the sequel.
What will the sequel be about?
The new story follows Benoit Blanc, who is now dealing with a family of his own. When he's hired by a young woman to investigate her father's death in the original film, he soon finds himself caught up in another mystery.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings promised that there would be a few surprises in store for viewers.
'We're thrilled with this acquisition and can't wait to bring this show to the U.S. and global members following the amazing reaction from audiences across the globe,' he said in an interview.
Hastings also confirmed that Paris-based and Toronto-based Nomadic Pictures — which produced the original movie — is working on a follow-up project.
Knives Out 2 will be directed by John Landis, whose resume includes Blues Brothers, Trading Places, and An American Werewolf in London.