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Knives Out is an original film that overperformed at the box office Thanksgiving weekend, thanks to its inspired and clever script. Here’s how writer-director Rian Johnson came up with the idea for the screenplay.

If you’re like me, you spent your Thanksgiving holiday stuffing your belly with pie and your eyeballs with Knives Out.

The film was exciting and electric. Every character popped off the screen and there were so many tropes and twists that it felt like we were in the hands of a master. Without going into spoilers, I’m mildly obsessed with the ideas inside this screenplay.

That’s why I was so excited to see that Rian Johnson sat down with Entertainment Weekly to answer some of the burning questions fans have about the story.

How Rian Johnson Wrote ‘Knives Out’

Writing a murder mystery can be fun, but there are so many things to juggle that they can really screw with your head. Still, nothing is more fun than having the beginning seeds of a mystery story. It’s exciting to spread out the zigs and zags, to brainstorm throwing people off.

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Source: No Film School