The first trailer has arrived for Rian Johnson‘s mystery thriller, Knives Out. An original whodunit based on an idea by Johnson, plot details are being kept very close to the vest to avoid revealing any of the mystery, but the film is said to be in vein of mysteries such as Gosford Park.
It boasts an all-star cast, including Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Lakeith Stanfield, Toni Collette, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Katherine Langford, and Christopher Plummer.
The trailer is excellent. The familial interplay between the cast should be a joy, and considering Johnson is the man behind compelling mysteries such as Brick and Looper, expect that aspect to be very strong as well.
Knives Out arrives Friday, November 17. Hopefully it can perform at the box office, as these are the types of original movies rarely getting made for mass audiences any more. If Knives Out proves to be a hit, it could lead to more original mysteries, or even more original films, being greenlit by studios. Here’s hoping.