Netflix Reportedly Lands 'Knives Out 2' and '3' — but It Wasn't Cheap
The company paid a massive $450 million in "one of the biggest streamer movie deals in history"
Published Mar 31, 2021Knives Out emerged as a huge success in 2019, so it's no surprise sequels are in the works. But while Lionsgate already gave future Knives Out films the greenlight, Netflix is now reportedly closing in on a historic deal to release the sequels.
Today a report has emerged from Deadline that Netflix is currently working on a deal worth more than $400 million USD to release Knives Out 2 and Knives Out 3, both which would see the return of director Rian Johnson and star Daniel Craig. Variety echoes this report, with the publication's sources saying the deal is worth a massive $450 million.
So far, nothing official has been confirmed, but if the deal goes through, Deadline states it would be "one of the biggest streamer movie deals in history."
Apparently, both Apple and Amazon have also been trying to secure to rights to release the sequels, so it appears some sort of bidding war has been going on.
The next Knives Out film is set to start filming in Greece on June 28, with casting to start right away. So chances are we'll hear more soon.
The first Knives Out about $40 million USD to make and went on to gross over $311 million, so it's pretty obvious why Netflix would want to be onboard.