The Knives Out sequel is just around the corner, and Rian Johnson went on Twitter today to reveal that the latest installment in the franchise will be titled Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. On a twitter thread, Johnson said the following:
“Something I love about Agatha Christie is how she never tread water creatively. I think there’s a misperception that her books use the same formula over and over, but fans know the opposite is true.
It wasn’t just settings or murder methods, she was constantly stretching the genre conceptually. Under the umbrella of the whodunnit she wrote spy thrillers, proto-slasher horrors, serial killer hunts, gothic romances, psychological character studies, glam travelogues.
When I made Knives Out, that’s what excited me about the prospect of making more mysteries with Daniel as Benoit Blanc – to emulate Christie and have every film be like a whole new book, with its own tone, ambition, reason for being… and (ta dah) title.
Benoit Blanc’s next case, the follow up to Knives Out, is called GLASS ONION.
MUCH MORE TO COME!”
Additionally, a teaser with the first look of the title was released, which you can look at below:
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery is written and directed by Rian Johnson. It stars Daniel Craig, Dave Bautista, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr, Kate Hudson, Madeline Cline, Jessica Henwick and Ethan Hawke. No release date has currently been announced.
Source: Rian Johnson