The Ronin has been able to confirm that cinematographer Steve Yedlin will indeed be reuniting with longtime collaborator Rian Johnson for Knives Out 2. Yedlin previously worked with Rian on Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Knives Out, Looper, The Brothers Bloom, and Brick.
Filming is said to begin next month in Greece.
The impressive cast of Knives Out 2 consists of Daniel Craig (No Time To Die), Dave Bautista (Blade Runner 2049, Spectre, Guardians of The Galaxy, Army of The Dead), Edward Norton (Fight Club, The Incredible Hulk, Rounders, Moonrise Kingdom), Janelle Monae (Moonlight, Hidden Figures), Kathryn Hahn (WandaVision), Kate Hudson (Almost Famous), and Leslie Odom Jr. (Murder On The Orient Express, One Night In Miami).
Craig will officially reprise the role of detective Benoit Blanc for at least two more films and the scenic filming location of Greece would lead to speculation there has been a murder at some sort of hotel or cruise ship. The second film isn’t expected to have any members of the Thrombey family return.
The Knives Out sequels made headlines when Netflix closed a massive deal with Johnson and Craig worth a massive $400 million to secure the next two installments.
Johnson is a busy guy, as he’s also developing a new mystery series with Natasha Lyonne called Poker Face and is still seemingly working on that original Star Wars trilogy for Lucasfilm. Details about the Star Wars project has yet to be made official by the studio or filmmaker.
A release date for Knives Out 2 has yet to be announced by Netflix.
KNIVES OUT – The circumstances surrounding the death of crime novelist Harlan Thrombey are mysterious, but there’s one thing that renowned Detective Benoit Blanc knows for sure — everyone in the wildly dysfunctional Thrombey family is a suspect. Now, Blanc must sift through a web of lies and red herrings to uncover the truth.