Movie Starts and Stops: Rian Johnson Takes Off and Todd McFarlane Sputters

Knives Out

Before he dives back into the Star Wars universe with his all-new trilogyRian Johnson is taking a detour into murder-mystery territory with his latest film, Knives Out. Johnson announced the start of production with a simple black-and-white shot of the slate and some gear. The movie stars Daniel Craig as a detective, with Chris Evans, Lakeith Sanfield, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson and Toni Collette in supporting roles.


Landing Jamie Foxx and was a huge win for Todd McFarlane and his low-budget attempt at reigniting the Spawn franchise with a new movie he wrote and plans to direct. However, the movie, described as a “supernatural thriller” and focusing less on the title character and more on a pair of detectives, one played by Jeremy Renner, was initially supposed to go into production in February of this year and now the start date has been pushed back to the middle of next year.

Jason Blum and Blumhouse Productions (Get Out, Insidious) are producing the as-yet-untitled movie, with Universal Pictures distributing. The movie does not yet have a release date.


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