Lionsgate has confirmed plans to produce a sequel to 2014's critically-acclaimed breakout hit John Wick, it was announced today by Robert 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. No plot details have been released for John Wick 2 at this time, and it isn't known if other John Wick stars, such as Adrianne Palicki, Willem Dafoe, Bridget Moynahan, Jason Isaacs, Alfie Allen, Lance Reddick, Kevin Nash and Dean Winters will return. Here's what Jason Constantine, President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions for Lionsgate, had to say in a statement.
"With such tremendous fan and critical support for John Wick, we knew that there was still so much more of this story to tell. We are thrilled that Keanu Reeves, David Leitch and Chad Stahelski 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. Are you excited that John Wick 2 is moving forward? Let us know what you think below, and stay tuned for more updates on the sequel.