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New Star Wars film in the works

New Star Wars film in the works

A new ‘Star Wars’ film is in the works, although it is unclear whether it will be released on cinemas or Disney+. The Hollywood Reporter suggests that director J.D. Dillard and writer Matt Owens have been approached to develop the project, although it remains unclear what roles they will have. J.D. recently wrote and directed the sci-fi thriller ‘Sleight’, whilst Matt has p... »

Rian Johnson: I need to write Knives Out 2 script immediately

Rian Johnson: I need to write Knives Out 2 script immediately

Rian Johnson joked he might have to write part of the ‘Knives Out’ sequel during the Academy Awards ceremony because he needs to pen the script "immediately". The second film in the franchise was officially given the green light last week, and Johnson – who earned an Original Screenplay Academy Award nomination for the first movie’s script – admitted he has ... »

Knives Out 2 won’t be a direct sequel

Knives Out 2 won’t be a direct sequel

‘Knives Out 2′ won’t be a direct sequel, but will star Daniel Craig. The 51-year-old actor starred as Benoit Blanc in the 2019 mystery movie, and after the production got the green light for a sequel, director and writer Rian Johnson has said the second movie will not directly follow on from the events of the first film, but will instead see a brand new mystery for the detective ... »

Knives Out sequel officially in the works

Knives Out sequel officially in the works

A ‘Knives Out’ sequel is officially in the works. Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer confirmed during the studio’s quarterly earnings call that a second film in the franchise has received the go ahead, following the success of the Daniel Craig-led first film. The motion picture – which has earned director Rian Johnson an Original Screenplay Academy Award nomination – is get... »

Daniel Craig would jump at chance to do Knives Out sequel

Daniel Craig would jump at chance to do Knives Out sequel

Daniel Craig would be "over the moon" to return for the ‘Knives Out’ sequel. Writer-and-director Rian Johnson recently revealed he’s already coming up with ideas for another instalment, with a hope to turn the whodunit blockbuster into a franchise for Lionsgate. And now, the James Bond star has admitted he’d would love to reprise his role as detective Benoit Blanc... »

Rian Johnson ‘still talking’ to Lucasfilm about Star Wars

Rian Johnson ‘still talking’ to Lucasfilm about Star Wars

Rian Johnson is "still talking" to Lucasfilm about working on further ‘Star Wars’ projects. The 46-year-old filmmaker – who wrote and directed 2017′s ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ – has reassured fans he is still in contact with the production company, but doesn’t appear to have definitely secured a return ticket to a galaxy far, far, away jus... »

Ana de Armas teases Deep Water role

Ana de Armas teases Deep Water role

Ana de Armas has teased her role in ‘Deep Water’ opposite Ben Affleck. The ‘Knives Out’ star features alongside Ben in the psychological thriller ‘Deep Water’, which is based on Patricia Highsmith’s 2003 novel of the same name. She told the Daily Mail newspaper’s Baz Bamigboye: "We’re doing a film together. "It’s a psychological... »

A Knives Out sequel is in the works

A Knives Out sequel is in the works

A ‘Knives Out’ sequel is in the works based on Daniel Craig’s detective alter-ego Benoit Blanc. Writer-and-director Rian Johnson has revealed he’s already coming up with ideas for another instalment, with a hope to turn the whodunit blockbuster into a franchise for Lionsgate. And producer Ram Bergman has said Daniel – who will leave his role as James Bond after this y... »

Rian Johnson reveals creative process behind Knives Out

Rian Johnson reveals creative process behind Knives Out

Rian Johnson didn’t watch or read any murder mysteries before writing and directing ‘Knives Out’. The 46-year-old filmmaker’s whodunnit, which stars Daniel Craig as private detective Benoit Blanc, has been a critical and commercial success and Rian has revealed that he avoided dipping into the genre during his creative process because he didn’t need to because he̵... »

Rian Johnson initially thought Ana de Armas was ‘totally wrong’ for Knives Out

Rian Johnson initially thought Ana de Armas was ‘totally wrong’ for Knives Out

Rian Johnson initially thought Ana de Armas was "totally wrong" for ‘Knives’ Out’. The film’s director had his doubts about casting the 31-year-old star in the murder mystery movie after Googling her and seeing some of her "glamour shots", but he soon changed his mind after meeting her. He said: "I had seen her in ‘Blade Runner 2049′, bu... »

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