Look, Hotel Artemis looks like a total John Wick cash-in, revolving around a secret hospital for criminals run by an off-the-reservation physician known simply as The Nurse (played by a haggard Jodie Foster). But in terms of things you can knock off, John Wick ranks pretty high on our list of franchises that we're cool with people taking inspiration/stealing from. Plus, Jeff Goldblum plays the movie's big bad, who's named (waited for it) The Wolf King.
Furthermore, Sterling K. Brown is basically this story's version of Wick - a lethal man on a mission to protect his brother (Brian Tyree Henry) in the titular "hotel" while Los Angeles 2028 burns around them - and casting him as a badass criminal type is 100% amazing. Toss in Charlie Day, Jenny Slate, Kenneth Choi, Zachary Quinto, and Dave Bautista as the world's angriest nurse, and you've got one hell of an eclectic cast.
Now, take a look at the trailer:
I will watch the fuck out of this movie.
Hotel Artemis hits theaters June 8th. I hope it also borrows John Wick's copious amount of headshots.