Knives Out 2 and 3: Rian Johnson tells the backstage of the historic deal between Netflix, Daniel Craig and him

The director and the star received 100 million dollars each for these two sequels. A record!

“Well, they arrived when I had already wrapped the script, so creatively speaking, I didn’t have to change anything on this film.” Interviewed by the New Yorker about the historic deal signed by Daniel Craig and him to turn At loggerheads 2 and 3 for the platform, Rian Johnson wants to be reassuring. He tells how Lionsgate left his place as producer to the firm at N rouge after negotiations which led to an offer to $450 million, including $100 million for each, to shoot these two sequels. “We had a great experience with Lionsgate, but our contract only stipulated one film, continues the director. So we said to ourselves: ‘Okay, let’s test the market, then see what happens.’ So we came up with the idea of ​​the sequels and they made this proposal to us, which was obviously the right thing to do.”

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About “bet” to spend 100 million dollars per head to shoot two films, while the first opus had cost none “that” 40 million (and that it exceeded 300 million in revenue in 2019), Johnson specifies that he received this sum in one go, with no bonus in the event of a record of views on the platform. No penalty if the production encountered problems: “It’s done, man. The check has already been signed.” He says nothing on the other hand of the salary of Daniel Craig. Did he sign a contract stipulating bonuses if Glass Onion and its sequel are breaking records on Netflix? This second opus is likely to do well on the streaming service, the character of Benoît Blanc having become very popular with the public by participating in reviving the genre of “whodunit”. Craig will be surrounded each time by new suspects/victims. In Glass Onion, to see from December 23 on Netflix, he will thus accuse Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Dave Bautista, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline and Kate Hudson. Here is its trailer:

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