Knives Out is easily one of my absolute favourite films of 2019. It is a spectacularly twisty whodunit that harkens back to the golden days of Agatha Christie, yet feels completely fresh and modern. One that tickles your funny bone as much as it titillates your mind. The premise, as most whodunits are, is simple. On the morning after his 85th birthday, the body of a billionaire, Harlan Thrombey is discovered in his bedroom with his throat slit. The doctors first rule it a suicide, but a detective by the name of Benoit Blanc suspects there might be foul play. He begins investigating and interrogating all the members of the Harlan mansion household.
Like a black hole in outer space, Rian Johnson sucks you right from the getgo into the zany eccentric billionaire world that he has built and takes you on this incredible journey that’s scattered with clues and clever misdirection.
Knives Out also received a Best Original Screenplay nomination at the 2020 Academy Awards — frankly, I think it should’ve won. That said, Rian Johnson has just posted the entire shooting draft of the script on his website. There you will also find other screenplays of his like Brick, The Brothers Blood and Looper. Unfortunately for fans of The Last Jedi, that script isn’t available, likely because Mickey Mouse kept it in a safe and threw away the key.
Just posted the shooting draft of Knives Out to my site. All previous scripts that don't involve outer space are up there too. https://t.co/aseGDIdwZJ
— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) March 23, 2020