Where Was Knives Out 2 Filmed? Glass Onion Has A Beachy Setting
We’ve solved the mystery!
Chris Evans’ sweater may not have returned for the Knives Out sequel, but Daniel Craig’s character, Benoit Blanc, is back to solve another murder. Along with a star-studded cast that includes Edward Norton, Kate Hudson, Janelle Monáe, and Madelyn Cline, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery also has a brand new setting. This time around, the suspects are all invited to a murder mystery party on a Greek island. After watching the movie and taking in the beachy setting, you might be wondering, where was Knives Out 2 filmed IRL?
The first Knives Out film had a very traditional murder mystery vibe, set in a mansion located in Massachusetts, according to The Wrap. However, this time around, a passport was required for the cast and crew. One of the things that fans loved so much about the first Knives Out was its ability to surprise the audience. If you’ve seen enough murder mysteries, you can almost guess who the killer is right away. However, all the twists and turns from Rian Johnson’s script really kept everyone on the edge of their seats — even Jamie Lee Curtis. The actress revealed to Entertainment Weekly that filming the first Knives Out was “such a delightful surprise.”
To keep things interesting, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery used filming locations slightly different than you’d expect, and chances are you’ll want to visit some of these on your next European vacation.
Where Was Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery Filmed?
Warning: Spoilers for Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery follow. At the end of June 2021, Johnson tweeted the first photo from the set of Glass Onion that said, “Thanks to all the lovely patient people here in Greece for letting us do all this murdering on their peaceful shores.” According to Variety, the main location for the Knives Out sequel was Spetses, an island in Attica, Greece. In the film, Norton’s character, Miles Bron, invites his friends to spend a luxurious weekend on his private island in Greece. Unlike some productions that choose to shoot in different locations from where the TV show or movie is actually set, it seems Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery kept true to the script.
In addition to Spetses, Variety also revealed that production filmed additional scenes in Porto Heli, which is known as a seaside town in Greece. This is where Miles’ mansion from Glass Onion is actually located. The film’s production designer, Rick Heinrichs, shared with Condé Nast Traveler that his home where the Glass Onion is located is actually the Amanzoe hotel. You can actually stay where Knives Out was filmed and lounge by one of the villas’ private pools like Hudson and Kathryn Hahn. On your vacay, you could even explore the grounds, recreate your fave scene, and stop by the gym — except you won’t have Serena Williams on call.
While Porto Heli is where Miles’ mansion is, Spetses is where they shot the hilarious scene on the dock where everyone meets Benoit Blanc for the first time before boarding a yacht that takes them to the island. So, it seems instead of going to an island like they do in the movie, they actually went away from an island IRL. Spetses also seems to be the Knives Out filming location where Benoit and Monáe’s Andi meet up to discuss their game plan before the weekend.
Even though rooms start at $1,800 a night for the Amanzoe, you should still add Porto Heli to your travel list. Foodies will love the fresh seafood in town. Visitors may also want to visit this Knives Out location for its sunny beaches or to catch a ferry to Spetses while they’re there to complete their set-jetting trip. Greece is definitely a bucket list-worthy destination, and getting to see some locations from your fave movie is just an added bonus.
If you’re traveling just to experience a Knives Out-inspired vacay, you’ll want to add one more stop to your itinerary. IMDb also lists Belgrade, Serbia as one of the filming locations. While the scenes that were shot in Serbia were mostly interior ones filmed on a stage, its capital city has tons for you to experience while you’re there. The Danube River even flows through Belgrade, which means you could plan a river cruise if that’s been on your to-do list.
Of course, the ultimate Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery trip may be to splurge and rent one of the gorgeous villas in Porto Heli for you and all your besties. When you’re not lounging by the pool or going shopping in town, plan a murder mystery of your own. Just make sure yours goes to plan, unlike the one in Glass Onion.
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