There’s been little uproar about Keanu Reeves’ next action outing, John Wick. The first, and only announcement came way back in October 2013 when his involvement in the movie was made public. Since then, Liongate have chosen to cool off, instead focusing on bigger hits. You know, like The Hunger Games series. That is, until the last couple of weeks when the studio announced plans to release John Wick this fall.
In the movie, Reeves plays a former assassin who comes out of retirement to track down and exact his revenge on the gangsters who ruined his life. Set in New York, it’s purportedly a new take on the stale old hitman genre. Cross your fingers on that one, while gazing at the slick one sheet poster below.
Director Chad Stahelski and producer David Leitch, are two names behind some of cinema’s most badass stunts – AND – they’ve shot second unit on a ton of big-name movies. They’re also well known for their work at 87Eleven, a company dedicated to training actors for roles in heavy-duty action movies. John Wick will mark their first attempt at putting their lessons into practice, and having a bash at making their own flick. They’ve got the knowledge, the brawn and the technical know-how to create a truly unique effort, so we’re hopeful.
John Wick will debut at Fantastic Fest in Austin later this month.
“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”.