Rian Johnson and Ram Bergman founded T-Street Productions in 2019 to home-grow their own projects; now, they run the “Knives Out” universe at Netflix with a third film on the way after the streaming success of “Glass Onion” last year.
While visiting this week’s “Screen Talk” podcast, Johnson — who is writing and directing the next installment in the mystery anthology series, to be produced by Bergman — kept any details on the new film under wraps. He did, however, confirm he’s well into the writing process. Meantime, Johnson and Bergman dished on what makes their particular chemistry as a director/producer duo click. The pair have worked together all the way back to 2005’s “Brick,” Johnson’s Sundance breakout debut. This year, they’re behind two hot fall titles, Cord Jefferson’s Best Picture contender “American Fiction” and Chloe Domont’s Netflix hit “Fair Play.” That film sold for $20 million at Sundance back in January after a sensational premiere, the kind of overnight Park City deal that’s so rare these days.
Speaking of, we also review the upcoming Sundance lineup, sharing titles we’re most excited about, including Rose Glass’ “Love Lies Bleeding” with Kristen Stewart, and “Handling the Undead,” a horror entry that marks a “Worst Person in the World” reunion with Renate Reinsve and Anders Danielsen Lie, and much more. Also, we catch up on the awards season week that was, from the Spirit Award nominations to AFI’s list of the year’s 10 best films.
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