Dave Bautista reveals that “Knives and Secrets 2 script is BRILLIANT”
Dave Bautista (‘Guardians of the Galaxy’) will star in the thriller sequel ‘Between Knives and Secrets‘, which is being developed by Netflix.
In an interview with SlashFilm, Bautista was candid about being bullied by the project, but he’s ready to deliver:
“That’s scary. I’m nervous about it. I am very nervous. It’s one of those things where the pressure is on right now, because people are expecting things from you. I want to deliver. I’m proud of it. I’m a game player. I want to throw a touchdown pass. I know the script is brilliant, I know the director is brilliant and I know everyone they’re going to cast – obviously Daniel [Craig] is there, he’s brilliant, and I believe Ed Norton has been cast as well. So the names are going to get bigger and better, and for me, I can’t get it out of my head that – there’s always going to be a part of me that feels like I’m new to this and I’m still learning, and I want to be able to stand on my own. So there’s an intimidation factor, because all these actors and directors are just talented, experienced, and award winning. But at the end of the day, that’s how I evaluate my career, the people I’m working with. The projects I’m on, the directors I work with. So I know that being announced as part of this cast is a big statement, because the first movie was overwhelming.”
Dave Bautista (‘Guardians of the Galaxy’) stars alongside Daniel Craig, Edward Norton (‘The incredible Hulk’), Kathryn Hahn (‘WandaVision’) and Janelle Monae (‘The chosen one’).
It is worth remembering that the Netflix paid more than US$ 400 million to acquire the rights to produce the sequels to ‘Between Knives and Secrets‘, which was one of the big surprises of 2019, earning several nominations and awards on the festival circuit and setting the stage for a new universe of mystery.
The sequels will focus on detective Benoit Blanc, played by Daniel Craigand will not bring the Thrombey family members back.
The sequels will also bring back the writer and director. Rian Johnson.
Perhaps the even more exciting news is that production on the first sequel is set to begin soon.
According to Deadline, footage from ‘Between Knives and Secrets 2‘ starts June 28, just three months away. The film will be filmed in Greece.
Johnson recently revealed details about the upcoming feature film.
“It’s been a big mental whirlwind, because I stuck with the first idea for 10 years. And with this one, I’m starting with a blank page. It’s not really a sequel to’Between Knives and Secrets‘. I need to come up with a title for it so I can stop calling it the ‘Knives and Secrets Sequel,’ because it’s just Daniel Craig as the same detective, with a whole new cast.”
The film received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay and became one of the most acclaimed works of the past year.
With a budget of only $40 millionthe film grossed over US$300 million worldwide.
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