Filmmaker Rian Johnson offers exciting Knives Out 3 update

Filmmaker Rian Johnson offers exciting Knives Out 3 update

Knives Out 3 has entered the writing stage, according to Rian Johnson.

The Knives Out sequel Glass Onion began streaming on Netflix just before Christmas, and it appears the creator of the series is now crafting Benoit Blanc's next assignment.

While speaking to Variety recently, the writer-filmmaker began by reflecting on trying to recreate the mystery-magic of Agatha Christie classics Murder on the Orient Express and Death on the Nile.

"They felt like the most entertaining thing in the world. And we make these movies as entertainment first and foremost. What was exciting about doing [Glass Onion] was the notion of trying to emulate Christie with a completely new story," said Johnson.

"I'm starting to work on the third movie now, and that's also what's got me creatively jazzed: I don't have to replicate the last movie at all. The goal is to strike out in a completely new direction tonally and thematically."

When it comes to his movies, Johnson views "nostalgia" as an "enemy," preferring to bring "fresh" ideas to audiences.

He said: "It's the exact opposite of what I'm always trying to get to: something vibrant and sharp that feels very present."

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Meanwhile, just last month, the Star Wars: The Last Jedi director exclusively told Digital Spy what the key will be to unlocking his third Knives Out.

"Landing on something that first of all feels different than the first two," he noted. "The only reason for us to keep making these is if we're excited about making them. So a whole new reason for being, and something where we genuinely feel like 'Oh my god, this is really exciting.'

"It's not just turning the crank on another one. It's 'This is something that feels challenging and exciting. And my God, can we pull this off?' in a way that feels scary in a good way."

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery is streaming on Netflix.

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