After the success of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” director Rian Johnson wasted no time…doing something else. He’d signed a new deal with Lucasfilm for a ‘Star Wars’ trilogy, but fandom was so strong that he decided to take a break and try something different: a murder mystery in the vein of Agatha Christie, a genre the filmmaker had always admired. As a result, the Academy Award-nominated film “Knives Out” was born in 2019.
The movie’s premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September will be followed by a global Netflix release. The streamer also stated that the Rian Johnson-directed film will have an awards-qualifying theatrical run in a few theatres, but they did not specify when it would happen or how long it would last. Theater owners will probably be eager to have the highly anticipated film play in their establishments given that “Knives Out” was a surprise success for a mid-budget original property, earning over $100 million in the U.S. and $200 million globally.
Johnson claims in a recent Netflix interview that the movie’s title is a nod to the Beatles song of the same name from 1968. I’m constantly looking for a joke that Blanc can use as an overused metaphor that he can beat to death, the author claims. Everything about this is obvious from the outset. I therefore had the thought of something clear, like glass. I’ll tell you the truth. I actually took out my iPhone and searched for the word “glass” in my music collection. There must be some great songs about glass. Oh, is it a glass fortress, I thought. Is it built of glass? Is he made of glass? I immediately thought of “Glass Onion” because I am a huge Beatles fan.
In September, the Toronto International Film Festival will host the world premiere of Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, and in October, the BFI London Film Festival will host the festival’s conclusion. ‘Glass Onion’ will now debut on Netflix on December 23, 2022.
Netflix unveiled the premiere date for the movie in addition to the first look pictures for “Glass Onion.” Look below.