Lionsgate has released yet another poster for the highly anticipated "John Wick: Chapter 2." Much like the original film and, we assume, its sequel, the poster is sleek and stylized, depicting a top down view of John Wick (Keanu Reeves) against a cracked concrete background, dual-wielding a pair of silenced pistols comprising the "II" in the title.
The original "John Wick" proved to be one of the surprise hits of 2014. Initially flying under the radar, "John Wick" wasn't a huge success at the box office, but thanks to favorable reviews and positive word-of-mouth, the action-thriller found a wide audience with its home video release. The visceral and well-choreographed fight scenes combined with what many consider the best Keanu Reeves performance since "The Matrix" proved a hit with fans. As a result, "John Wick: Chapter 2" has become one of the most anticipated releases of 2017. In fact, the budding franchise has a comic book in the works, and may be spawning a prequel TV series.
"John Wick: Chapter 2" features the titular assassin once again coming out of retirement this time to help a former associate take over a clandestine guild of international assassins. Bound by a blood oath, Wick makes his way to Rome where he's forced to square off with a cadre of the world's most deadly hitman. Expect "John Wick: Chapter 2" to up the ante with more carnage, more gunplay, and more of the balletic and brutal combat fans loved about the first film.
"John Wick: Chapter 2" stars Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane, and Lawrence Fishbourne. Look for "John Wick: Chapter 2" in theaters nationwide on February 10th, 2017.