The first trailer for Rian Johnson’s Knives Out is a wild take on whodunits

Rian Johnson’s first movie after directing and writing Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a classic whodunit story. But a new trailer for the movie, Knives Out, shows this is far from a standard Poirot mystery.

The trailer is absolutely ridiculous in the best way possible. It opens with a couple of detectives, played by current James Bond Daniel Craig and Sorry to Bother You’s Lakeith Stanfield, visiting a manor where a death has occurred. A family has gathered for their patriarch’s 85th birthday when things go awry. In typical whodunit fashion, the family is full of strange characters, big secrets, and tense relationships that make for a zany tableau. The movie is described as a tribute to acclaimed mystery writer Agatha Christie, meaning the…

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