How do you make a sequel to a murder mystery film, without it seeming somewhat forced? Easy, the answer is replace the entire cast of course. This Rian Johnson’s solution for his hit murder mystery/whodunnit film “Knives Out” and its sequel.
It seems as though Johnson’s plan for sequels to these films runs the same way Agatha Christie‘s Poirot and Arthur Conan Doyle‘s Sherlock Holmes adventures do. With new mysteries and new locations every where, the next one more devious than the last. But Rian Johnson has miraculously managed to modernize the idea, bringing it into the modern day when technology is much more advanced, making it easier to find a killer, and much harder for one to write a killer.
“What’s actually satisfying at the end is not who did it and how and why,” he said. “What’s actually satisfying is the same thing as any other movie, which is there’s a character you’ve been following that you care about, and you’re worried about them, and then at the end in a way that’s really satisfying, you come to a conclusion of their arc.”
So, it seems that Johnson truly cares about this future series of films, which he should considering the last one was an amazingly fun adventure that kept its audience guessing the entire time. You can find our “Knives Out” review here.
But what do you think? Do you believe that Johnson should get a sequel for his murder mystery film? Or do you believe it would’ve worked better as a one shot and should stay a one shot?
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