If you enjoyed the 2014 surprise hit “John Wick,” rest assured the sequel will include everything you loved about the revenge thriller, except for the puppy.
“I think we have a really good premise, and it’s an organic premise,” star Keanu Reeves tells Collider. “It’s basically — to me there’s John Wick and then there’s John. You know, John is the married guy whose wife just died, and that five years of his life. Then there’s John Wick, who’s the mythical assassin. In this, John Wick’s past comes and infiltrates John’s life, and John Wick, in a way, has to fight for John.”
Also returning are director Chad Stahelski (his collaborator David Leitch left to helm the Charlize Theron spy thriller “The Cold City” ) and screenwriter Derek Kolstad, whom Reeves says have paid attention to what fans liked about the first film.
“Chad and the writer, Derek Kolstad, they’ve really listened to what people have enjoyed about the work and how they speak about it,” he said. “So there’s definitely that influence of the other world, the Continental world, the look, the feel, what it is about the movie, what made people like it; is definitely being paid attention to and the world opens up in this chapter.”
“John Wick 2” begins production later this month.
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