'Knives Out' director Rian Johnson and star Daniel Craig could each reportedly make up to $100 million for Netflix's sequels
Rian Johnsonand Daniel Craigcould each make "upwards of $100 million" for Netflix's " Knives Out" sequels, THR reported.
- Netflix struck a deal last week reportedly worth more than $400 million to make two sequels.
"Knives Out" director Rian Johnson and star Daniel Craig are set to make bank for Netflix's sequels to the hit 2019 mystery-comedy.
Johnson, his producing partner Ram Bergman, and Craig could make "upwards of $100 million each" for the sequels, The Hollywood Reporter's Borys Kit reported on Tuesday.Netflix did not immediately reply to a request for comment.
The studio Lionsgate released the first "Knives Out" to critical and box-office success, striking a 97% Rotten Tomatoes critic score and grossing $311 million worldwide off of a $40 million production budget. Johnson was also nominated for an Oscar for best original screenplay.But Johnson and Bergman could license the franchise on a picture-by-picture basis, according to Deadline. The pair "questioned the near-term viability of theatrical releasing" in January and, hoping for a summer production start, shopped sequels to other potential buyers, according to THR.
The deal gives Johnson "immense creative control," and Netflix's only demands were that Craig star in the sequels and they have at least the $40 million budget of the first movie, according to THR's report.Netflix has been beefing up its library of original franchises and "Knives Out" gives the
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