Movies In Focus likes a good mystery. Now, if you make that a mystery starring Daniel Craig and Don Johnson then you really have my attention. This second trailer for Rain Johnson’s Knives Out is much better than the first. It gives a better sense of tone and it’s much less smug.
Unlike the rest of the online film community, I wasn’t a fan of Chris Evan’s smugness in the first trailer. I’m no Marvel fan, so I don’t have that built-in Captain America/Avengers love.
Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in KNIVES OUT, a fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death. With an all-star ensemble cast including Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford and Jaeden Martell, KNIVES OUT is a witty and stylish whodunit guaranteed to keep audiences guessing until the very end.