The Keanu Reeves starring thriller John Wick is not due in UK cinemas until April, but already the directors are talking about a sequel.
The film had its US release last year, with many critics hailing it a success, and a great return to form for Reeves, and no doubt the positive response has helped get a sequel into development.
While we are yet to see the film here in the UK, I can happily say that the trailer looks brilliant, and I have included a reminder of that trailer below.
For now though, here is what directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch told Movies.com about the sequel:
“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.”
John Wick is directed by Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, and has been written by Derek Kolstad. Keanu Reeves leads the cast, which also includes Adrianne Palicki, Willem Dafoe, Bridget Moynahan, Ian McShane, Jason Isaacs, Alfie Allen, Lance Reddick, John Leguizamo, Dean Winters, and Michael Nyqvist.
An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. With New York City as his bullet-riddled playground, JOHN WICK (Keanu Reeves) is a fresh and stylized take on the “assassin genre”.