Rian Johnson has worked on popular franchises like Star Wars and he is ready to create one of his own. Although a sequel to Knives Out is already on its way, the director has revealed that he wants to turn it into a franchise with multiple sequels starring Daniel Craig.
Knives Out displayed Johnson’s directorial skills perfectly. Featuring an all-star cast with Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas, Chris Pratt, Jamie Lee Curtis and more, Knives Out played with the codified conventions of the whodunnit genre. It managed to find mainstream success because audiences genuinely appreciated its refreshing approach to an oversaturated genre.
Now, Johnson is ready to replicate the success of the original with a brand new sequel titled Glass Onion. Starring Kate Hudson, Janelle Monáe and Edward Norton, along with Daniel Craig, who reprises his role, the film will focus on a tech billionaire who hosts a private party on a Greek island. When a dead body surfaces, Craig’s detective is called into action.
At the premiere of the film at the Toronto Film Festival, which recently kicked off, Johnson claimed that he was highly motivated to continue on his filmmaking journey. He said: “My granddad Howard Johnson travelled here tonight, he’s in the audience. Granddad, you are my role model.”
“You’re the reason I’m making movies today, I love you so much and I’m so happy you’re here,” the filmmaker added. He revealed that he was invested in the franchise as long as Craig was ready too: “I’m going to keep making these until Daniel [Craig] blocks me on his phone.”
Watch the trailer below.