Canadian entertainment company Lionsgate has officially agreed to follow up on the movie Knives Out, Variety writes Thursday .

The first film has already raised nearly $ 300 million (equivalent to $ 273 million) and has been nominated for three Golden Globes. In addition, Knives Out Rian Johnson writer and director has received an Oscar nomination for creating the best original scenario.

Knives Out (Trailer)

It is not surprising that Lionsgate agrees with a sequel. The latest published quarterly figures of the company for 2019 show that Knives Out increased the company’s net profit by tens of millions of dollars, to the satisfaction of investors.

Director had already started on a new scenario

At the beginning of January Johnson already expressed the wish that the film needed a follow-up and had already started a new scenario himself. He hopes to seduce stars like Daniel Craig to return to his role.

The rest of the cast, with stars like Jamie Lee Curtis, Chris Evans and Toni Collette, will most likely be replaced. In the refreshing modern murder mystery, detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) tries to uncover the truth after a man is found dead.