Entertainment Daniel Craig earning over $100 million for Knives Out sequels - report

08:05  08 april  2021
08:05  08 april  2021 Source:   covermg.com

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Daniel Craig is reportedly going to make bank for the two upcoming " Knives Out " sequels . He will reportedly make around $ 100 million . Netflix sent shockwaves through the entertainment world when the streaming platform acquired the rights to two sequels for 9 million .

Released in 2019, Knives Out was a surprise hit for studio Lionsgate, making over 0 million at the worldwide box office, and getting nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Audiences immediately cried out for a sequel , and Johnson confirmed he was working on one in 2020. A new THR report reveals that as part of the 9 million deal, Johnson, Craig , and Johnson's long-time producing partner Ram Bergman (Brick, Looper, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) could earn as much as $ 100 million each. The report doesn't specify how the final numbers will be tallied

Daniel Craig is reportedly set to cash in more than $100 million (£72 million) after signing on for two Knives Out sequels.

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It was reported earlier this week that Craig will be reprising his role as quirky detective Benoit Blanc for two follow-up films to the 2019 hit, with Rian Johnson on board to return as writer and director.

And while sources said at the time that the deal was worth over $400 million (£290 million), insiders told The Hollywood Reporter that Netflix paid a staggering $429 million (£311 million) to be able to exclusively stream both movies.

The new report also stated how the money will be divided - with Daniel, Rian and his producing partner Ram earning more than $100 million each for the next two films.

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" 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 THR's report has the figure at 9 million . The studio Lionsgate released the first " Knives Out " to critical and box-office success, striking a 97% Rotten Tomatoes critic score and grossing 1 million worldwide off of a million production budget. Johnson was also nominated for an Oscar for best original screenplay.

Daniel Craig and Rian Johnson will reportedly earn a huge chunk of change from the massive Netflix deal for the ' Knives Out ' sequels . At the time, early reports had the deal somewhere in the 0 to 0 million range, which to date, is one of the highest streaming deals in film history. It was also a staggering number considering the first Knives Out film only had a budget of million . However, new details about the massive negotiations have emerged, and it appears that the sequels will have similar budgets (aside from the bigger salaries).

Rian is also said to have been given full creative control over the movies.

“Yes, it’s overpaying, but Netflix is playing chess while everyone else is playing checkers,” an insider told the outlet.

“It takes a proven theatrical commodity off the board and puts it in their pocket. And it’s another way they re-educate audiences to think of streaming and their company above a studio,” they said.

The original Knives Out was made for $40 million (£29 million) and went on to earn over $311 million (£225.6 million) at the international box office.

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