Critically acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson brings us a classic whodunit murder mystery with a very dark twist of comedy.
Recently there has been a resurgence of the good old fashioned murder mystery. Kenneth Branagh did a great job recreating the Agatha Christie classic Murder On The Orient Express in 2017. Adam Sandler used his usual crazy style of humour in his 2019 film Murder Mystery. But with Knives Out we have a version like no one has done before.
Johnson started to look at making an Agatha Christie inspired movie way back in 2010. But went onto make Looper and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
The first thing to impresses with Knives Out is the incredible cast. The all-star list seems endless and incredibly diverse. The current James Bond, Daniel Craig, plays Detective Benoit Blanc. Then we have Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Toni Collete, Don Johnson and many more.
The style of the film evokes an old fashioned feel, with a truly traditional slant to the story. The extremely wealthy crime novelist Harlan Thombrey is found dead in his huge mansion. He had invited his dysfunctional family to stay and celebrate his 85th birthday. But once Detective Benoit Blanc gets involved, it becomes clear that foul play is at work and the everyone is a suspect.
Knives Out – Release Date November 27th 2019