Like knives, the extremely anticipated first trailer for “Glass Onion” is lastly out.
Netflix launched a teaser Thursday for the sequel to writer-director Rian Johnson’s Oscar-nominated whodunit “Knives Out.” The star-studded ensemble of “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” consists of Edward Norton, Madelyn Cline, Kathryn Hahn, Dave Bautista, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Kate Hudson and Janelle Monáe.
The one returning solid member, Daniel Craig, has reprised his beloved function as detective Benoit Blanc, who expertly solved the primary “Knives Out” thriller with a key help from Ana de Armas’ Marta Cabrera. Within the follow-up, Blanc travels to Greece to analyze an entire new band of suspects.
“Ladies and gentlemen,” Craig’s melodramatic sleuth says along with his signature Southern drawl within the preview. “You expected a mystery. You expected a puzzle. But for one person on this island, this is not a game.”
The rest of the sneak peek is a suspenseful flurry of blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moments: Craig sipping a drink by the pool, Cline arming herself with a pointy implement, Henwick screaming bloody homicide, Hahn shouting ‘Holy s—,’ Hudson strutting in an orange bikini, Bautista firing a shot into the air and Monaé dropping a glass that inevitably shatters on the ground.
“Lock the doors. Stay in your rooms,” Craig’s Blanc warns the vacationers. “Everyone is in danger.”
Throughout the 2019 vacation season, “Knives Out” opened sturdy on the home field workplace and drew rave evaluations from critics for standout performances and a intelligent plot imbued with sharp social commentary. The following 12 months, the Agatha Christie-esque drama was nominated for unique screenplay on the Academy Awards.
Along with Craig and De Armas, the flagship “Knives Out” movie starred Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford and the late Christopher Plummer in certainly one of his ultimate roles.
“The basic idea was kind of twofold — or threefold, I guess — a whodunit that turns into a Hitchcock thriller that turns back into a whodunit at the end. That combined with — and spoiler alert — doing the ‘Columbo’ thing of tipping the ‘murderer’ early but setting it up in such a way where your sympathies are genuinely with that person,” Johnson instructed The Occasions in 2019.
“That creates an interesting dynamic where the mechanics of the murder mystery itself become the bad guy of the movie. The fact that the murderer gets caught is the thing that you’re dreading.”