Lionsgate Officially Announces JOHN WICK 2; Keanu Reeves Set To Return

Lionsgate Officially Announces JOHN WICK 2; Keanu Reeves Set To Return

Lionsgate Officially Announces JOHN WICK 2; Keanu Reeves Set To Return

John Wick is back! Lionsgate has officially announced that a sequel to the 2014 cult classic John Wick has been greenlit. They've also confirmed that Reeves will reprise the title role. Come check it out!

 
Last fall, Lionsgate's action thriller John Wick won over both critics and fans alike as it reached sleeper hit status after grossing over $78 million worldwide on a modest $20 million budget. Rumors have circulated for months about a potential sequel, but nothing substantial had presented itself until now.

Earlier today, Lionsgate officially announced that John Wick 2 is a go. Star Keanu Reeves (The Matrix) will return alongside original directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch and original screenwriter David Kolstad. A release date is TBD. Check out the full press release below:


LIONSGATE RELOADS “JOHN WICK 2”

Keanu Reeves, Directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski Return

SANTA MONICA, Calif, May 4, 2015 – Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) has confirmed plans to produce a sequel to 2014’s critically-acclaimed breakout hit “JOHN WICK,” it was announced today by Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger, Co-Chairmen of the Theatrical Motion Pictures Group. Keanu Reeves along with directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski as well as screenwriter, Derek Kolstad are set to return for the sequel. The film will be released through Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment and will be produced by Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk, who produced the first film.

In the follow up to last year’s adrenaline-fueled revenge and redemption thriller, legendary hit man John Wick is back.

“With such tremendous fan and critical support for ‘John Wick,’ we knew that there was still so much more of this story to tell,” said Jason Constantine, President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions. “We are thrilled that Keanu, David and Chad have re-teamed with us and promise to bring audiences even more excitement the second time around.”

Jason Constantine and Eda Kowan at Lionsgate will oversee the project on behalf of the studio.

Lionsgate International will be selling the picture internationally at the upcoming Cannes Film Market.



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