Streaming service Netflix has bought two sequels of action packed Knives Out which, according to entertainment news source Deadline, may be worth over €300m. 

Knives Out was made for €34m grossed over €264m at the box office. It was written and directed by Rian Johnson and starred 53-year-old Daniel Craig as the mysterious and debonair private detective Benoit Blanc.

Blanc is called to investigate the death of a wealthy novelist and suspicion falls on his money-grabbing family.

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The ensemble cast also featured a knitwear-clad Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield and the late Christopher Plummer.

James Bond star Craig, 53, won critical acclaim for his portrayal of Southern gentleman Blanc, while Johnson earned an Oscar nomination for best original screenplay.

Craig's fifth and final outing as 007, No Time To Die, is set for release in October following multiple pandemic-enforced delays.