NEW YORK — Detective Benoit Blanc’s following cases will probably be for Netflix. The streaming firm said Wednesday it has reached a deal for 2 sequels to Rian Johnson’s acclaimed 2019 whodunit,”Knives Out.”

Netflix declined to state how much it had been paying for the movies, which Johnson will lead with Daniel Craig coming as inspector Benoit Blanc. But Deadline, that first reported the deal,” said the cost would approach $450 million — which makes it among Netflix’s biggest — and many sweater-clad — acquisitions.

Additionally, it lands Netflix something it’s sought: the sort of big movie franchises which conventional studios have long depended on. Production on the next”Knives Out,” composed by Johnson and created by him and Ram Bergman, would be to start this summer.

Netflix outbid other streaming solutions to property”Knives Out,” something which was possible since the 2019 movie was created by Media Rights Cable and dispersed by Lionsgate to a single-picture thing.