Starz and Lionsgate are developing a TV series based on the world of the international chain of hotels that provide refuge for professional assassins, the Continental.
Developing the series are the writers and directors of the movies, including David Leitch and Chad Stahelski (co-directors of John Wick; John Wick franchise screenwriter Derek Kolstad and Chris Collins. Collins will write the pilot script.
Keanu Reeves is attached in an off-screen role only (at this point). No timetable has been given for completion of the pilot script.
The film hasn’t even finished shooting but the first trailer for Replicas – starring Keanu Reeves, Thomas Middleditch and Alice Eve – was unleashed on an unsuspecting New York Comic-Con 2017 audience this evening.
Replicas is the story of a scientist whose family dies in a car accident just before he makes the breakthrough to transfer human consciousness to a computer – so he creates clones of them with one heartbreaking exception…
Replicas’ release date is TBD. The trailer is propulsive.
The first John Wick film was one of the rare action flicks to actually warrant the title film. It was mad crazy in terms of action and remarkably thorough at sketching out the world in which the characters lived and worked.
John Wick Chapter 2 expands that world in fun, messy ways and is even more propulsive than the first. I would say that it’s the rare sequel that is even better (if only marginally) than the original – it deepens every aspect of its world and character.
While we’re waiting for John Wick Chapter 2, Lionsgate has kindly put together a supercut from John Wick – John Wick Chapter One: Symphony of Violence. It showcases some of the great action/violence from the first film set to the 1812 Overture.
Not for the faint-hearted. Check it out after the break. John Wick: Chapter 2 opens on February 10th.