Hearthrob actor Keanu Reeves, who is famous for the “Matrix” film franchise, is all set to sizzle onscreen as legendary assassin John wick again in the sequel of 2014 movie “John Wick”. Lionsgate has officially confirmed return of Keanu Reeves for the sequel titled John Wick 2.
Along with Keanu Reeves, the directors of the movie Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, and also, screenwriter Derek Kolstad are making a return. Since February, it was in reports that a sequel of John Wick is under development. On February 6, 2015, CEO of Lionsgate, Jon Feltheimer made an announcement during a conference call and stated that John Wick is a multiple-title action franchise.
The critically-acclaimed revenge thriller John Wick was released in 2014 produced with a mere budget of $20 million and grossed on box office worldwide upto $78.7 million. It made $7 million on its opening weekend and $14 million at the end of debut weekend.
It didn’t come as a surprise that the movie has a John Wick 2 to it, but fans of the movie and especially of Keanu Reeves did not want the sequel to be Reeves- less.
Well, Keanu Reeves, 50, is indeed back to amaze as Wick. The sequel’s temporarily minimal plot synopsis reads, ‘“In the follow up to last year’s adrenaline-fueled revenge and redemption thriller legendary hit man John Wick is back.’
The sequel titled “John Wick 2” will be released through Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment and will be produced by same producers of the first part of film, Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk. The project will be looked up by Jason Constantine and Eda Kowan at Lionsgate.
The studios will be selling the title internationally in the upcoming Cannes Film Market and as per the response, they will set up a release date.
We are thrilled to watch the action packed sequel with Reeves- ness!
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