Talks about John Wick 2 are on and there is news that Keanu Reeves is going to be back in the lead. Screen Daily has reported that Ascot Elite, the Swiss distributor has also officially decided to host the much awaited action movie.
The regular partner for John Wick 2 was supposed to be Lionsgate/Summit, but Ascot bought the rights from them. John Wick 2 will have Chad Stahelski and David Leitch on the director’s chair while Derek Kolstad will provide them the script to work upon.
While the general star cast and the crew members have been shortlisted, there have been no official words about the plot. Even if the plot has been zeroed upon there is no official word about it. Stahelski when asked about the script by Movies.com said that they are still working on the script for John Wick 2.
Stahelski added that they are giving a lot of time to come up with a script and characters that of John Wick 2. There is a lot of expectation from the film and they don’t want the fans to be disappointed.
He said that in an action movie people assume that the character or the plot are not important; what matters is the action sequences. However, the team of John Wick 2 are of the opinion that these two aspects are equally important because you cannot enjoy a movie when you don’t like the characters in it nor the plot that has the action.
The director of the much anticipated sequel has also said that the plot of the film requires a lot of thought and ideating because they want to come with something that hasn’t been seen before and they want to offer something that the fans aren’t expecting in John Wick 2.
David Leitch said that they expect Keanu Reeves to deliver like any other action movie star. In order to match up to his potential as an actor they need to come up with a plot and a character where he will doing justice as an actor, while making sure that fans love what they see on screen.
Inverse has come up with the fact that the first movie might give some characters as well as a plot angle to the second installment. The Continental Hotel in the first film might open up its door to let out heroes or assassins.
John Wick was first released in October of last year and it did a huge business, raking in almost $80 million worldwide. The production house hopes that John Wick 2 does better than even that.
It was the directorial debut for Chad Stahelski and David Leitch and they never could have imagined that their first film is going to end up becoming a cult movie of all times. The plot, the dialogue, the rich eye to details, all went to make the film an instant success.
It wasn’t surprising that after the kind of popularity their first film enjoyed, the director duo wouldn’t want to come back to make an installment to John Wick. The two said that they have been thinking about the idea for a very long time and they want to better their first attempt at it. They know that all they have to do is to zero down on a plot and a character that the fans will love to watch and take a journey with.
Jason Constantine, the President of Lionsgate told The Wrap that there is more to tell about John Wick’s story. Given the kind of support they got from the fans and the critics, they are sure that John Wick 2 is going to do good business as well.