JOHN WICK 2 Is Now Official

Please please please title it HEADSHOOTER CITY, POPULATION: JOHN WICK.

We all had a pretty good idea that Keanu Reeves would be back for another go as John Wick, aka DJ Headshot, MD. This isn’t always a world of justice, but sometimes awesome things do happen. Now it’s official. Keanu Reeves is coming back. Directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski are back. My man John Wick is back. People who green light movies (in this case, Lionsgate) say so.

Here’s the press release:

LIONSGATE RELOADS “JOHN WICK 2”

Keanu Reeves, Directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski Return

SANTA MONICA, Calif, May 4, 2015 – Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) has confirmed plans to produce a sequel to 2014’s critically-acclaimed breakout hit “JOHN WICK,” it was announced today by Rob 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.

“With such tremendous fan and critical support for ‘John Wick,’ we knew that there was still so much more of this story to tell,” said Jason Constantine, President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions. “We are thrilled that Keanu, David and Chad 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.

So there you go. I know everyone loved John Wick but wasn’t sure if enough people actually saw it to justify a sequel, despite talks of it becoming a long-running franchise. I’m glad to see that a healthy number of people have now seen Keanu Reeves shoot a healthy number of people in the face. It warms my heart and gives me faith in humanity.

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