Director Rian Johnson revealed why he thinks it’s imperative that audiences see Crystal Onion: A Knives Out Mystery in theaters, despite the film’s release on Netflix.
In an interview with the hollywood reporter, Johnson noted that a good theatrical run for the film would be beneficial to the future of theatrical releases in general. “We want as many people as possible to see it in theaters,” he said. “And then we want it to do incredibly well when it comes to Netflix, so that a lot of people will see it and show everyone, especially Netflix, that these two things can coexist… that a great career in movies will only be build word of mouth and prestige by the time it comes to the service. That’s something a lot of people, not just at Netflix, are betting on.”
glass onionwhich serves as a 2019 spin-off knives out, will premiere on Netflix in December. However, Johnson announced in October that the film will have a limited theatrical release, appearing in theaters for just one week in November.
Theatrical release of Glass Onion
A fruitful theatrical and streaming career for glass onion would likely bode well for Johnson’s future plans, which include leading a third inning in the knives out franchise. The director revealed that he previously considered letting someone else take over the project. “But the honest truth from God is that I had a lot of fun making this one,” he said, going on to explain that “the creative challenge of figuring out a third movie that’s completely different from both this one and the first one, right? Now, that’s it.” the most interesting creative challenge for me”.
While there are no details yet on which third knives out might imply, Johnson has his heart set on continuing to cast Daniel Craig, who played Detective Benoit Blanc in both films. “I’m going to keep doing this until Daniel blocks me on his phone,” the director joked.
It seems Johnson isn’t the only one who would benefit from Craig’s continued appearances on the knives out franchise. According to actor Dave Bautista, who co-starred with Craig in both glass onion and the 2015 James Bond film, Spectrum, the actor was much happier on the set of the previous film. Bautista admitted that Craig “really had a hard time” during the filming of Spectrumadding that, in the set of glass onion“He was a lot of fun, and he was always smiling and happy and interacting a lot more,” noting that people didn’t interact much on the set of Spectrum.
Crystal Onion: A Knives Out Mystery hits theaters on November 23 and Netflix on December 23.
Font: the hollywood reporter