The knives are out again in the first teaser for Glass Onion

Daniel Craig reprises his role as Benoit Blanc Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.

We loved director Rian Johnson’s delightful film in 2019 Knives out as much as anyone. So we were eager to learn more about the upcoming sequels ordered by Netflix. Fortunately, the streaming platform has just released the first teaser for Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery—and according to Johnson, it’s less of a sequel and more of a new standalone mystery featuring Daniel Craig’s philosophically minded Kentucky villain Benoit Blanc. Based on the teaser, it looks great and we can’t wait for the film’s release later this fall.

Knives out it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was an instant hit, and word of mouth spread quickly. The film ended up grossing $311 million worldwide—the highest-grossing film of 2019 not based on an existing IP. In my review, I praised Johnson’s deft ability to mix dark subject matter with a lighter touch in his old-school whodunnit: “Think Indication meets Murder on the Orient Express—or any number of adaptations of novels by the grande dame of murder mysteries, Agatha Christie—both of which the director cited as influences via a 2019 Twitter thread movie posters’.

So of course there was going to be a sequel… or two. Lionsgate originally took on the project, but in 2021 Netflix won a bidding war for the rights to the film plus a second sequel, outbidding both Amazon and Apple with a whopping $469 million bid. Johnson wrote the screenplay for Glass onion during the pandemic, particularly inspired by the Christie-based ‘tropical escape’ whodunnit Evil under the sun (1982), as well as a 1973 film titled The Last of Sheila.

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Craig had forgotten his distinctive Southern drawl since filming the first film, and instead of trying to support it, he worked with an accent coach for a few months to “make it as grounded and grounded in reality as possible.” Johnson said this Glass onion it will present Blanc’s perspective a bit more than its predecessor. we will get to know the new characters through his eyes. According to the official position:

If Knives out it was about the murderous ties of flesh and blood, Glass onion it justifies being as wary as one’s closest friends. When tech billionaire Miles Bronn (Edward Norton) invites some of his nearest and dearest for a getaway to his private Greek island, it soon becomes clear that all is not perfect in paradise. And when someone turns up dead, well, who better than [Benoit] Blanc to peel back the layers of intrigue?

In addition to Craig and Norton, the cast includes Janelle Monae as a tech entrepreneur named Cassandra “Andi” Brand. Kathryn Hahn as the ambitious governor of Connecticut wishes to run for the US Senate. Leslie Odom Jr. as one of Bron’s scientists, Lionel Toussaint. Kate Hudson as a fashion designer named Birdie Jay. Jessica Henwick as Birdie’s assistant Peg. Dave Bautista as a YouTube star named Duke Cody. and Madelyn Cline as Duke’s assistant (and friend) Whiskey. Ethan Hawke will also appear in an as-yet-undisclosed role.

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery will make its world debut at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 10. It will be released in select theaters in November before coming to Netflix on December 23rd.

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