The characters of Rian Johnson’s contemporary whodunnit come to life on the suitably vintage character posters
While the movie itself isn’t set for release until the latter half of November, the hype train for Rian Johnson’s Knives Out has well and truly left the station. The contemporary whodunnit received rave reviews after its TIFF premiere and the buzz is building for what many have dubbed “A blast from beginning to end!”
Determined to emphasise the point, director Rian Johnson recently took to his Twitter account and posted a series of suitably slick new character posters which reveal the full character descriptions in all their glory. Each and everyone is literally magnificent, boasting vibrant colours and lavish scenery which gives us a taste of the ambience Johnson has created for this intriguing murder mystery.
Check them out:
Benoit Blanc, a gentleman sleuth of great renown. Summoned to this nest of iniquity by mysterious means, it falls to the great detective to solve the case… before the murderer strikes again…
Ransom Thrombey, Richard & Linda’s son. Born with a honeyed but forked tongue and a silver spoon in his mouth. A knife would complete the set…
Richard Thrombey, Linda’s husband. When his indiscretions catch up with him, who knows how far he’ll go to conceal the truth…
Linda Thrombey, Harlan’s eldest daughter. She has a head for business… does she have a heart for homicide?
Meg Thrombey, Joni’s daughter. Well studied at the best liberal arts colleges in New England… but could her syllabus have included cutlery skills?
Joni Thrombey, Harlan’s daughter in law. She’s made a killing with her lifestyle brand Flam®ï¸Â… but if she was desperate enough, would she stop there?
Jacob Thrombey, Walt’s son. He spends every moment of the day on his phone… could he have trolled his way into murder?
Walt Thrombey, Harlan’s youngest son. Walt runs the family publishing company, but his ambitions reach much farther. Would he… kill for them?
Marta Cabrera, Harlan’s devoted caregiver. She was closest to Harlan, and has some secrets of her own to keep… secrets worth killing for?
Detective Elliott. The cool-headed local police detective. He’s ready to rule Harlan’s death a suicide… but then the clues and motives start to surface, and suddenly he’s not so certain…
Harlan Thrombey. The world’s most successful mystery writer and the patriarch of this whole insidious clan. When he turns up dead under mysterious circumstances, the game is afoot…
Personally, I cannot get enough of this retro murder mystery vibe Knives Out is oozing. Even better, is the tag line on Christopher Plummer’s character poster “The game is afoot!” This will tickle Star Trek fans who will recognise the quote from Plummer’s performance as General Chang in Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country who delivers the line whilst opening fire on William Shatner’s starship Enterprise.
Alongside Daniel Craig and Chris Evans, Rian Johnson has amassed a wonderful all-star cast including Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, and Christopher Plummer.
Knives Out will make a killing at the box office from November 27th
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