According to reports, Netflix has spent US$450 million (approximately 330 billion rupees) to acquire the rights to Knives Out 2 and Knives Out 3 at an amazing price. This is the screenwriter, director and director led by Daniel Craig. A film nominated for an Oscar by Rian Johnson in 2019. This makes it not only Netflix, but one of the largest movie deals of any streaming service. Craig will continue to play the lead role of private detective Benoit Blanc, although the rest of the cast will be original and consistent with the creative inspiration of the case of “Knife” Agatha Christie. Knives Out 2 is expected to start shooting in Greece on June 28.
The deadline first caused news of Netflix’s Knives Out transaction, and pointed out that it was valued at more than US$400 million (approximately Rs 2935), and its sister publication Variety was subsequently acquired for US$450 million. The report also confirmed that since “Tool 2” was officially announced in February last year, there will be “Tool 3”. Although Netflix paid $450 million, it did not give it the entire Knives Out franchise. Johnson and his production partner Ram Bergman (Ram Bergman) opted to license the movie “The Knife”.
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The original “Knife Out” was released in November 2019, starring Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford and Christopher Plummer-by Media Rights Capital Produced and distributed by Lionsgate. The first film only cost 40 million US dollars (approximately 2.9 billion rupees) and won 311.4 million US dollars (approximately 22.9 billion rupees) at the global box office. Although the Netflix deal seems to be a bit large, someone told Variety that this may include the marketing budget (not included in the movie budget).
There is also the issue of Craig’s expenses. The James Bond star will end his 007 concert tour later in 2021 without time to die-if it weren’t for COVID-19, he would have died long ago-Knife elimination gave him another franchise right. The sequel provides actors with an opportunity to negotiate higher salaries for future performances. Craig may also do the same with “Knives Out 2” and “Knives Out 3” . After all, Craig himself made $3 million (approximately Rs 20 crore) in his first Bond film. Casino Royale has raised more than US$20 million (approximately 1.5 billion rupees) for “Ghost” and “Year Without Death” respectively.
Johnson was nominated for an Oscar for his best original screenplay in “Knives Out”. He is known for writing and directing “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”, which spans decades The eighth chapter of the legend of Skywalker. He also co-directed the science fiction thriller “Loper” with Joseph Gordon Levitt and Bruce Willis, and co-directed the new black mystery film with Gordon Levitt. In addition to Knives Out 2 and Knives Out 3, Johnson is also part of the new trilogy in the “Star Wars” galaxy.
Knives Out is a game unique to Lionsgate Play. Of course, Knives Out 2 and Knives Out 3 will be unique to Netflix.
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