‘John Wick 2’ begins filming this Fall
Jesus Christ, John Wick 2 is really happening. And it begins filming this Fall!
John Wick 2 filming will begin this fall, Thunder Road today confirmed as part of the announcement of their upcoming Outlaws Inc. film. A sequel to 2014’s critically-acclaimed revenge thriller, John Wick 2 will feature Keanu Reeves reprising the title role along with directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski and screenwriter Derek Kolstad. John Wick 2 will be released through Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment and will be produced by Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk, who also produced the first film.
“With such tremendous fan and critical support for ‘John Wick,’ we knew that there was still so much more of this story to tell,” Lionsgate’s President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions said earlier this year. “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.”
Produced on a modest $20 million budget, John Wick earned more than $78 million at the worldwide box office and also became a hit in the home video market.
“In the follow up to last year’s adrenaline-fueled revenge and redemption thriller,” reads the sequel’s temporarily minimal plot synopsis, “legendary hit man John Wick is back.”
Jason Constantine and Eda Kowan at Lionsgate will oversee John Wick 2 on behalf of Lionsgate.