Monday, June 17, 2024

Knew “Knives Out” Movie Gets a Title, a Logo, and a Start Date, But No Cast Yet


“Knives Out” director is about to start production on the third installment of his mystery series.

This one will be called “Wake Up Dead Man.” It stars Daniel Craig as Benoit Blanc and we’ll see it in 2025 via Netflix.

Johnson says: “We’re about to go into production on the 3rd one, and I’m very, very excited to share the title, which gives a little hint of where it’s going.”

He adds: “I love everything about whodunnits, but one of the things I love most is how malleable the genre is. There’s a whole tonal spectrum from Carr to Christie, and getting to explore that range is one of the most exciting things about making Benoit Blanc movies.”

I hope he learned a lesson from “Glass Onion.” More is more, as they say. The low-fi charms of the first movie were lost in the second one, which was over the top and repetitive. “Glass Onion” was also more about the set, and the logo. Now there’s a new onion like egg object below. Please, don’t over do it!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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