Rian Johnson’s dark comedy/mystery “Knives Out” has scored rave reviews out of the Toronto Film Festival this past weekend, scoring much acclaim for its twists and turns and performances including Chris Evans playing a complete and utter prick.
The film is of course led by Daniel Craig as a southern accented detective Benoit Blanc and, speaking to Uproxx, Johnson says he hopes the film achieves enough success that he could do more – though not a sequel per se.
Instead, like the Agatha Christie films that inspired this, it would be another mystery with Craig reprising his role in a different Christie-esque setting:
“I’ll tell you, the truth is I had such a great time working with Daniel Craig and I had so much fun doing this on every level, from writing it to making it. I’ve never really been interested in doing sequels, but this, the idea of doing more of these with Daniel as his character, is not sequels. It’s just what Agatha Christie did. It’s just coming up with a whole new mystery, a whole new location, all-new cast, whole new mechanics of the appeal of a mystery and everything. It’d be a blast. I would be so thrilled. And I don’t want to jinx it by starting into it, because I want to see how this does but … yeah. Yeah. I’ve been crossing my fingers I get to do more of these.”
“Knives Out” opens in cinemas on November 27th.