Thursday, 21 May 2015

John Wick sequel officially on

Good news for fans of Keanu Reeves' actioner John Wick (2014). While it was revealed last February that development was underway, Lionsgate have officially announced that John Wick 2 has officially been green lit.

According to an official statement from the studio, Reeves will be back in action alongside directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski plus screenwriter Derek Kolstad, all reuniting for more mayhem.

Nothing is yet known about what the film will entail, beyond the obvious Keanu versus baddies stuff, but the directors did admit they had plenty of plans afoot back when the original chatter surfaced. "We have ideas for days and without blinking twice we know we can outdo the action from the original," Stahelski said. "It's the matter of story and how much you like the character. That's always the most important. If there's great action but you have a character that no-one likes and doesn't have charisma you're not going to watch it. Look at any great action star, whether it's Harrison Ford or Liam Neeson or Robert Downey Jr., pick a name, you love the guy first. Good action, bad action, you just love them in action. So we want to make sure we have a story and a character that everybody loves and then we'll dress it with action that we promise will be awesome."

"With such tremendous fan and critical support for John Wick, we knew that there was still so much more of this story to tell," says Lionsgate's Jason Constantine. "We are thrilled that Keanu, David and Chad have reteamed with us and promise to bring audiences even more excitement the second time around."

Clearly there is no word on a release date as yet, but Lionsgate are currently looking to sell the international distribution rights at this years Cannes Film Festival.

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