LOS ANGELES, April 1- Looks like James Bond is on the way out after his role as Daniel Craig has ending in a new movie franchise.
Craig will star in two sequels to the 2019 Knives Out crime caper, which will stream on Netflix in a multi-million dollar deal.
On Thursday, Rian Johnson announced it had acquired the rights to two follow-up films that will reunite Craig with director Craig.
Variety and Deadline Hollywood said Netflix paid between$ 400 million and$ 450 million for the rights to the two sequels, which would make it one of the biggest movie streaming deals ever.
Netflix declined to comment on the financial details of the deal, but said some reports were inaccurate.
Knives Out, an Agatha Christie murder mystery starring Craig as private detective Benoit Blanc along with a star cast including Jamie Lee Curtis, Chris Evans, Don Johnson, Ana de Armas and Christopher Plummer.
The Lionsgate film had a global budget of$ 40 million and went on to make$ 311 million at the modest box office.
Craig, 53, will make the last of five appearances as British secret agent Bond in No Time To Die, which is set to arrive in October in movie theaters. What is your opinion on this story and how do you tell it?