Daniel Craig’s experience with big franchises, more specifically the James Bond series, helped him navigate audience expectations and the self-imposed pressures of making a sequel to With a Knife and a Buck.
Craig told the British magazine (specializing in cinema) Empire that the challenge with Knives Out 2 was to create something that could match the quality of the original “without becoming a pastiche in itself”.
In the movies Between knives…directed by Rian Johnson, Craig plays the particular southern detective Benoit Blanc. The first film is credited with reintroducing modern viewers to the old-school charms of murder mysteries.
Daniel Craig returns to the saga of “Between knives and secrets”. AP Photo
With its sharp social commentary, Johnson’s Oscar-nominated screenplay also gave this notoriously formulaic genre a contemporary edge. All this means that expectations for the sequel are through the roof. And as the star of a James Bond run that had its ups and downs, Craig understands this better than most. In his own words:
“I’ve spent the last 15 years of my life trying to do that in a franchise, so I’m not afraid of it. If you have the right people on the team and the right talent, you can do it. Rian is a great writer and he doesn’t want to repeat himself. We also don’t want to disappoint people; we want the public to enjoy the world we created in the first one and continue to believe in this one.”
Empire also released a new still from the film, in which Craig strikes his famous pose of staring into the middle distance. While the image doesn’t reveal much about the film’s plot or setting, it will certainly reassure audiences that the strong fashion game of the first film remains intact in the sequel.
The color of Blanc’s shirt would make Elio de Call Me By Your Name sit up and notice, while his tie might get lost in Craig’s melancholy.
Like Tom Cruise, Craig now works almost exclusively on franchises; his last films outside the series james-bond Y Knives Out were Logan Lucky Y King’s Five years ago.
Daniel Craig, or detective Benoit Blanc in “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery”. AP Photo
Had things turned out slightly differently, Craig would have had two additional series to juggle: he was supposed to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Y The Adventures of Tintin would spawn sequels, but they didn’t, for various reasons.
Craig played Bond in five films: Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, Specter Y No Time to Die, over 15 years. The final film was released last year to positive critical reception and significant box office success.
no time to die grossed $774 million worldwide, against a budget of $250 million. The first Knives Out It was a box office success in its own right, grossing over $300 million on a $40 million budget.
The success of the film sparked the interest of Netflix, which bought the rights to two sequels for nearly $500 million. Glass Onion also stars Dave Bautista, Madelyn Cline, Kathryn Hahn, Jessica Henwick, Kate Hudson, Janelle Monáe, and Leslie Odom Jr.
The film will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. and will screen at the London Film Festival in October, before debuting on Netflix on December 23.
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