Craig’s eccentric-yet-brilliant detective Benoit Blanc makes it here too — just in time for someone to show up dead without any explanation… right time, right place?
It’s been three years since Rian Johnson’s Knives Out smacked murder mystery audiences with a mix of unconventional storytelling and riveting characters — and now, we finally have a real look at the much-awaited sequel’s trailer. Here’s a look at Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery:
While the original was set in a cosy (if somewhat disturbing) corner of New England, Glass Onion gets the body count going in sunny Greece, where tech billionaire Miles Bron (Edward Norton) invites a colourful cast to his private island. Craig’s eccentric-yet-brilliant detective Benoit Blanc makes it here too — just in time for someone to show up dead without any explanation… right time, right place?
In line with the previous 2019 release, Johnson has put his characters front and centre yet again. Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline, Kate Hudson, and Dave Bautista — who drops a sly Avengers reference — all play a variety of unusual murder suspects, along with the supporting turns from Ethan Hawke, Jackie Hoffman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Natasha Lyonne, Hugh Grant, Yo-Yo Ma, and the late Angela Lansbury and Stephen Sondheim.
The scope is certainly higher than Knives Out, which breathed life into a pretty stale genre, and backed it up with a phenomenal performance both critically and commercially, netting Oscar and BAFTA nominations in 2020, while going on to gross a whopping $311.4 million off a $40 million budget — an unheard-of feat for a non-franchise film.
Glass Onion, resultantly, will be a franchise film — and lured in Netflix with a big $469 million deal stretched along two Knives Out sequels. Fans have followed through with the hype as well, with elated reactions from supporters as the trailer went live last night:
Given Johnson’s success with the first film, distributors have also seen fit to give the sequel a beefier theatrical release — special screenings in 10 countries a month prior to its December 23 debut on Netflix.
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