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Wake Up Dead Man
The casting blitz for Wake Up Dead Man: A Knives Out Mystery has likely ended because production has kicked off for the third film in this series, according to a tweet shared by director, writer, and producer Rian Johnson Netflix bought the rights to the second and third films in this series after the first film's[...]
Wake Up Dead Man: Josh Brolin Has Joined The Cast
Then again, Netflix is sitting on several highly anticipated and mostly completed films [the sequel to The Old Guard] that finished production well over a year ago with no indication about when they will see the light of day, so who knows? Yesterday, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Josh Brolin joined the cast of Wake[...]
Wake Up Dead Man:
According to Deadline and confirmed by director and writer Rian Johnson on his official X/Twitter account because he retweeted the news, Renner is joining the cast of the third Knives Out film, Wake Up Dead Man. Jeremy Renner at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Tag' held at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, USA on June 7, 2018[...]
Wake Up Dead Man:
A day hasn't even passed, and we have another casting announcement for Wake Up Dead Man: A Knives Out Mystery. The third film from writer and director Rian Johnson is reportedly heading into production as early as next month Now that we have a title, it's not surprising that we're getting a ton of casting announcements[...]
Wake Up Dead Man: Kerry Washington Has Joined The Cast
So far, director and writer Rian Johnson has confirmed three of the casting announcements on his official Twitter/X account by retweeting articles announcing said casting and today; we have another one Today, according to Deadline and confirmed via Johnson because he retweeted the announcement,  the always-fantastic Kerry Washington has joined the cast of the third[...]
Wake Up Dead Man: Andrew Scott Has Reportedly Joined The Cast
Director and writer Rian Johnson took the time to his official X/Twitter to share the logo and official title of the film They are still keeping that "A Knives Out Mystery" part even though Johnson has said that he doesn't like it, and he revealed that they are "very close" to entering production. Johnson said during[...]
Wake Up Dead Man: Josh O'Connor and Cailee Spaeny Join The Cast
We finally got some solid news for the third Knives Out film last week when director Rian Johnson announced that the title for the next movie would be Wake Up Dead Man: A Knives Out Mystery The most surprising thing about that announcement is that Netflix insists that Knives Out has to be in the title even though[...]
Glass Onion Is A "Primal Scream Against the Carnival-Like Idiocy"
At first, it seemed like we might have to wait a while with Rian Johnson working on his new [and fantastic] show Poker Face, but in a new report from Deadline about Johnson and his producing partner Ram Burgman bringing on Kate McNeill, there were a few lines about Knives Out 3[...]
Glass Onion Is A "Primal Scream Against the Carnival-Like Idiocy"
Rian Johnson is a very busy man with his television show Poker Face being a massive success, the sequel to Knives Out, Glass Onion, doing really well last year, and he is working as a producer on the upcoming Fair Play There are other things in the works, but Knives Out and Glass Onion have become films that Johnson is[...]
poker face
Poker Face caused a splash when it premiered, a knowing throwback from Rian Johnson that brought back the quirky procedural detective series of the 1970s that featured a charismatic and slightly unusual detective hero at its centre The show's secret weapon is Natasha Lyonne as the detective heroine Charlie Cale, a likable oddball do-gooder who's[...]
the acolyte
A story set in the "Star Wars" universe that's actually critical of the Jedi, questioning whether their pride attributed to their downfall, too? Well, if that sounds thematically similar to Rian Johnson's "The Last Jedi," then you're not alone During an interview with Collider, Headland addresses what they learned from Johnson's film when it comes[...]
Star Wars: Kathleen Kennedy On Daisy Ridley, Rian Johnson, Taika Waititi
Kennedy also provided some minor updates on Rian Johnson's trilogy of films that feels like it gets further and further away as the years go on Kennedy said what we were all thinking: Johnson is very busy, but he wants to return. "Rian and I talk all the time," she said "He is unbelievably busy[...]
poker face
Even with a new mystery hitting our screens today, Rian Johnson (Knives Out, Brick) & Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll) are already looking ahead to this Sunday's big game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles That's right, Peacock's Poker Face will be grabbing some ad time during the NFL's Super Bowl LVII (airing on[...]
Netflix Would Like Knives Out 3 To Happen Sooner Rather Than Later
We already know that Rian Johnson is going directly from the awards run for Glass Onion to working o Knives Out 3, but Netflix is looking to have the third film sooner rather than later The turnaround on the second film was already pretty quick, with Knives Out being released in late 2019 and Glass Onion being released[...]
poker face
We love Rian Johnson We love Natasha Lyonne We love Peter Falk's Columbo & those 70s/80s television detective shows They love Peter Falk's Columbo & those 70s/80s television detective shows So when all of that combines into the 10-episode mystery series Poker Face, there's absolutely no way that the Peacock series wasn't going to be[...]
poker face
With only three weeks to go until Rian Johnson, Natasha Lyonne & Peacock's 10-episode mystery series Poker Face hits our screens, now would be as good of a time as any to check out the official trailer and key art Now, if you've been following our coverage then you know how psyched we are for[...]
Glass Onion: Rian Johnson Breaks Down The Arrival On The Dock Scene
The last time Rian Johnson broke down a scene for Vanity Fair when it came to Knives Out, he possibly ruined mystery movies for all of us This time, when Johnson breaks down a scene for Glass Onion for Vanity Fair, he doesn't ruin mystery movies However, he does lightly poke fun when it comes to a[...]
Rian Johnson Says Dave Bautista Is The Best Wrestler Turned Actor
While being interviewed by The Atlantic, Glass Onion director Rian Johnson was asked which actor surprised him the most, and he named Bautista. "Dave Bautista," Johnson said "When I was writing [his character, a men's-rights streamer named Duke Cody], I was picturing a scrawny dude who's trying to overcompensate When Bautista was brought up, I was instantly[...]
Rian Johnson On The "F**king Nightmare" That Was Blocking Glass Onion
Director Rian Johnson actually did an excellent job breaking down the difficulties he had with blocking a specific scene in Knives Out in a Vanity Fair video In an interview with IndieWire, Johnson explained that Glass Onion was even harder to block because so many scenes in the film feature the entire cast in one place. "'Knives Out'[...]
Glass Onion: Noah Segan on Frequently Collaborating with Rian Johnson
Noah Segan developed a lifelong friendship with fellow writer and director Rian Johnson Most times, when assembling a crew, no matter the project, Johnson has his favorite actors and crew he tries to retain with each project he signs on Among the projects, Segan appeared for Johnson include Brick (2005), Looper (2002), AMC's Breaking Bad,[...]
poker face
Peacock's Poker Face had us sold the moment we heard Rian Johnson (Brick might be one of the best movies of the modern era) and Natasha Lyonne (who we could listen to read out of The Cheesecake Factory menu) were part of the creative team behind the project But then, when we learned it would[...]
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery Debuts First Trailer
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery is coming to Netflix this December, and today Netflix debuted a new scene from the film, that was introduced by director Rian Johnson Daniel Craig is back as Benoit Blanc for the film, and he is joined by an ensemble cast that thus far also includes Dave Bautista, Edward Norton, Jessica Henwick,[...]
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery Debuts First Trailer
Rian Johnson is back in the director's chair, and you can get your first glimpse of Glass Onion down below.    Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery One Of 2022's Most Anticipated "You're invited to put the pieces together In the follow-up to Rian Johnson's Knives Out, Detective Benoit Blanc travels to Greece to peel back the layers[...]
Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017). Image courtesy of Lucasfilm
Five years after the release of 2017's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Rian Johnson still has no regrets and the legacy the eighth episode of the Skywalker Saga has contributed to the franchise The Glass Onion director opened up to Empire about his intentions behind the film and his controversial take on Luke Skywalker (Mark[...]
Poker Face: Jameela Jamil, Tim Meadows Among 5 to Join Peacock Series
A handful of talent will be joining the Natasha Lyonne and Rian Johnson Peacock series Poker Face Tim Meadows (Saturday Night Live, The Goldbergs), Jameela Jamil (The Good Place, She-Hulk), Nicholas Cirillo (Outer Banks, Jesus Revolution), Audrey Corsa (All Rise, Dear Edward), and Niall Cunningham (And Just Like That, Life in Pieces) have all been[...]
Taika Waititi walks the red carpet ahead of the 'At Eternity's Gate' screening during the 75th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on September 3, 2018 in Venice, Italy. Editorial credit: Denis Makarenko / Shutterstock.com
Editorial credit: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com | Rian Johnson arriving for the "Knives Out" screening as part of the London Film Festival 2019 at the Odeon Leicester Square, London Editorial credit: Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com As far as some projects that are a little more nebulous, there is a project that Marvel Megaboss Kevin Feige[...]
RUMOR: Patty Jenkins, Rian Johnson's Star Wars Films Have Been Shelved
Belloni is saying that not only was Rogue Squadron shelved due to "creative differences," but those creative differences also impacted the David Benioff and Dan Weiss Star Wars trilogy that was canceled after Game of Thrones ended and that Rian Johnson's Star Wars movies are also not moving forward for very similar reasons. I talked to a few insiders[...]
Dave Bautista at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2' held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, USA on April 19, 2017. Editorial credit: Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com
Bautista is currently making headlines for his leading role in Zack Snyder's Army of the Dead, which is due to stream this week, and he will appear in Dune later this year. Rian Johnson always draws interesting and fantastic performances from his actors, so seeing someone like Bautista, who clearly just loves every moment of acting, combined[...]
A Cool Breeze on the Underground: Rian Johnson Options Don Winslow Book
Don Winslow's debut private eye novel A Cool Breeze on the Underground has been optioned by Rian Johnson and his Knives Out partner Ram Bergman along with MRC Corey Finley, the writer-director of Bad Education, will direct the TV series adaptation as well as executive produce Johnson, Bergman, and Nena Rodrigue will be executive producers for[...]
Poker Face: Natasha Lyonne to Star in Rian Johnson Peacock TV Series
Instead of being trapped in a Groundhog Day time loop, the star finds herself in a mystery-themed TV series Poker Face created by Knives Out (2017) director Rian Johnson for Peacock The NBC Universal streamer announced a 10-hour-long episode order for Johnson's TV debut from T-Street and MRC Television. Images courtesy of Featureflash Photo Agency and[...]