'John Wick' director Chad Stahelski tells 'Collider' third film script is in works, don't expect franchise success to turn series into something it's not
In a clip that's going viral, Will Smith leaps into the world of The Matrix instead of Keanu Reeves. And it's pretty mind-blowing stuff.
Warner Bros is plotting a reboot of The Matrix series, according to reports. The Hollywood Reporter is citing sources that say a ‘relaunch’ of the movie franchise, which began with the first movie in 1999, is already in its early stages. There might even be a star in offing – ‘Creed’ and ‘Fantastic Four’ actor Michael B. Jordan, the sources added, while Zak Penn, co-writer of movies like ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’, ‘Avengers Assemble’ and ‘Ready Player One’ in line to develop ideas.
The turbo-charged ‘John Wick Chapter Two’ arrives in UK cinemas nationwide with an almighty crash-bang-wallop today, but if you’re too impatient to see the dog-loving hitman back in action on the big screen then never fear, for we have the first four minutes of the film to share with you. Keanu Reeves returns as the eponymous hero in the sequel to 2014’s ‘John Wick’, and as you can see he still has a debt to settle with the Russian mob who killed his dog and stole his beloved Mustang. The clip shows Wick as he tracks his motor to the chop shop run by Abram Tarasov (Peter Stormare), the uncle of the mobster responsible for the canicide of the first film, where he proceeds to mete out justice, John Wick-style, with the help of his high-octane vehicle.
It’s been fourteen years since the release of ‘The Matrix Revolutions’, the third film in the Wachowskis’ hugely popular sci-fi series, and now Keanu Reeves has admitted he’s ready to make a FOURTH film… on a few conditions. “The Wachowskis would have to be involved,” he told Yahoo Movies.
With ‘John Wick: Chapter Two’ hitting cinemas this week, attention is already turning to the future of the franchise, and what’s in store next for the super-assassin world. Director Chad Stahelski has stated he wants to make a trilogy of films and that Lionsgate (the studio behind the film in the US) is exploring the possibility of a spin-off TV series, so what’s the latest on both of those projects, and what can we expect? “If the audience likes [‘John Wick: Chapter Two’] and we get an opportunity to do ‘Chapter Three’, I think we should start right after the end of ‘Chapter Two’ and see what happens,” Keanu Reeves told Yahoo Movies.
Keanu Reeves isn’t a typical action star like your Arnies, your Stallones or your Stathams, but he’s had just as many hits and has starred in just as many classics. After a few years out of the spotlight, Reeves returned to the blockbuster fold with ‘John Wick’ in 2015, a film that appeared to be in the ‘Taken’ mould, but which had enough style to set itself apart. With ‘John Wick: Chapter 2′ out this week (17 February), we decided to run down the best action movies of Keanu Reeves’ career.
Last night, there was a glitch in the Matrix. Well, either that or it was just Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and Laurence Fishburne reunited a solid 18 years after the release of the benchmark 1999 actioner. Yep, Neo, Trinity and Morpheus were spotted in the same place at the same time for the premiere of ‘John Wick Chapter 2′, Reeves’ follow up to the 2014 hit.
EXCLUSIVE : I can’t recall a Sundance with this many solid sales at the midpoint of the Park City festival. Netflix is moving toward a deal to pay $8 million for world rights for To the Bone , the drama written and directed by Marti Noxon. Starring Lily Collins, Keanu Reeves, Carrie Preston, Lili Taylor, Alex Sharp and Liana Liberato, the pic premiered Sunday in the U.S. Dramatic section at Eccles. In a last-ditch effort to battle her severe anorexia, 20-year-old Ellen…
A powerful story about anorexia starring a paper-thin Lily Collins drew tears and applause at its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday. “To the Bone” is TV veteran Marti Noxon’s directorial film debut, a semi-autobiographical story about a young woman finding a path out of a potentially fatal illness. At the premiere, Collins said she too had struggled with anorexia as a teenager, and felt an immediate connection to the project.
Looks like action sequel ‘John Wick Chapter 2’ will pay homage to one of the most memorable sequences from one of the greatest action movies ever made.
‘John Wick’ is well on its way to become a trilogy according to director Chad Stahelski, who has confirmed a third film before the second is even out. Keanu Reeves’ 2015 cult favourite is already has a sequel in the works, set for release early next year. Speaking to Collider at New York Comic Con this past weekend, Stahelski said: “The studio has asked us to put our heads together and see if we can come up with something.
John Wick is back… and he’s out of retirement. Starring Keanu Reeves as legendary hitman John Wick, the upcoming action adventure sequel has just released its first teaser trailer. Giving us a glimpse of John Wick as he gets a new suit and prepares for the fight of his life, it looks as though ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ is going to be every bit as badass as the first movie.
Not only did it gross $86 million from a $20 million budget, but it also achieved critical acclaim and was even labelled a welcome return to form for Keanu Reeves. Because of this success a sequel was soon ordered, and we’ve now been provided with our first look at ‘John Wick: Chapter 2′, which even shows us that the titular star’s brand new dog is still safe and well. Since John Wick has a blood oath to assist him, he travels to Rome to face off against a hoard of the world’s deadliest killers.
19 July 1991 saw Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves came to the big screen for the second and, to date, last time as Bill S Preston Esq. and Ted Theodore Logan – and 25 years on, ‘Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey’ stands tall as quite possibly the best comedy sequel of all time.
As the great man himself would say: “Woah!” Just when you thought UK politics couldn’t get any stranger, things took a turn for the excellent earlier today when Keanu Reeves showed up at Parliament, although no-one really seems sure what he’s doing there. Photos of the ‘Matrix’ star at Portcullis House started popping up on Twitter earlier, accompanied by captions asking “Why is Keanu Reeves in Westminster? Is he the new Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland?”
Perfecting an accent is hard, but once you’ve made the choice, you need to stick with it however bad it is (see Don Cheadle in the ‘Oceans Eleven’ series). - What Happened To Kevin Costner’s Career? The legend goes that he originally intended to portray Robin with an English accent but it was nixed when director Kevin Reynolds heard the results.
“I was pushed into doing that movie,” said Tatum in a recent interview with Howard Stern. Suddenly it all makes sense: the only way anyone would intentionally enter into a Stephen Sommers movie would be if they were either contractually obliged or were under the watchful eye of a vigilant sniper. Tied to Paramount, Tatum couldn’t extract himself from the Hasbro toy-shifter but wound up being one of the better things in it (reminder: he tries to punch a hologram).
Winter, who plays the titular Bill to Keanu Reeves’ Ted, made this admission to Forbes, insisting that they’re “working on the film everyday.” Meanwhile he has assured fans that Reeves is well and truly involved in the sequel. Winter admitted that they’ve now been working on ‘Bill & Ted 3′ for six years, and, alongside Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon, who wrote the first films, they’re still very working on the script. Alex Winter was assured enough to predict that ‘Bill & Ted 3′ will start shooting towards the end of 2016 or early 2017, while it would probably then be released at some point during the latter.
Taran Tactical Innovations, a gun store in California, has shared a video of Keanu Reeves tackling a gun range with a whole mess of guns. John Wick: Chapter 2 has finished its principal photography and will be coming to theaters in February 2017. Racing through a course, Reeves used multiple guns quickly to fire off multiple rounds.