Hot off the news that Keanu Reeves will officially star in Bill & Ted Face The Music, Reeves is currently diving into his other fan-favourite role of John Wick as John Wick: Chapter 3 begins production. Dan Laustsen, the Oscar winning cinematographer for The Shape of Water, shared a couple behind the scenes images from the film’s set via his Instagram to mark the announcement. Check them out below…
John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is on the run for two reasons… he’s being hunted for a global $14 million dollar open contract on his life, and for breaking a central rule: taking a life on Continental Hotel grounds. The victim was a member of the High Table who ordered the open contract. John should have already been executed, except the Continental’s manager, Winston, has given him a one-hour grace period before he’s “Excommunicado” – membership revoked, banned from all services and cut off from other members. John uses the service industry to stay alive as he fights and kills his way out of New York City.
John Wick: Chapter 3 reunites Reeves with director Chad Stahelski and screenwriter Derek Kolstad. Also returning to the cast are Common (Cassian), Laurence Fishburne (The Bowery King) and Ruby Rose (Ares), with Hiroyuki Sanada (47 Ronin, The Wolverine) as the new villain. The film is set for release on May 17th 2019.
In addition to John Wick: Chapter 3, a spin-off television series titled The Continental, which follows the assassins and the hotel that operates as their safe haven, has been greenlit over at Starz. It will be produced by several John Wick veterans Basil Iwanyk, Chad Stahelski, John Wick franchise screenwriter Derek Kolstad, along with Collins, David Leitch (John Wick co-director) and the man himself, Keanu Reeves. Stahelski will also direct the series pilot.