John Wick

When a dog is killed in a movie, it’s generally a cheap ploy to elicit emotion. John Wick, on the other hand, earns your angst. The lovable beagle is only in the movie for 10 or 15 minutes, but when it’s killed off, it means something to both the narrative and the titular character. After the jump, learn why, thank God, John Wick 2 will not kill another adorable puppy.

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John Wick 2 plot details

John Wick, with all of its head-shooting, puppy-avenging, Keanu-growling madness, is one of the best action movies ever made. And you know what? I’ll say it. We’re all thinking it. It’s one of the best movies ever made. Screw you, Michelangelo Antonioni! This is real art right here.

Humorous hyperbole (or is it?) aside, the official news of a sequel blew up our brains like a bullet from one of Baba Yaga’s pistols. Now that John Wick 2 plot details are really starting to trickle out, our excitement is starting to coagulate and take form. This is really happening, and you can learn the details after the jump.

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‘John Wick 2′ Shoots This Fall [Updated]

John Wick 2 Shoot Date

Keanu Reeves is about to put on a sharp suit once again for the sequel to 2014 the sleeper success John Wick, in which Reeves played a back-from-retirement assassin on a mission of personal vengeance.

Chad Stahelski is back to direct and presumably oversee the film’s action scenes — a big part of the popularity of John Wick in the first place was the great action and stunt work put together by Leitch and Stahelski, who spent much of their career in the stunt realm.

[Update: While we originally reported that David Leitch would co-direct with Stahelski, following the way in which the two made the first film, Collider now reports that Stahelski will direct John Wick 2 solo. Leitch will be credited as an exec producer.]

Now it looks like the John Wick 2 shoot date is set for this fall, as announced by production company Thunder Road. Read More »

Keanu Reeves Rally Car

The John Wick sequel, Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon, and Ana Lily Amirpour’s The Bad Batch aren’t the only Keanu Reeves projects coming up. The actor is working on a deal that will have him take the wheel for a China-set action/comedy called Rally Car. The movie evidently has dreams of being something like a modern Cannonball Run, which featured a large and varied cast as participants in a cross-country car race.  Read More »

Knock Knock trailer

Every kid knows better than to invite strangers in, but sometimes adults forget. And sometimes, said adults also kinda-sorta forget they’re married, cheat on their wives with two nubile hotties, are literally tortured as a result.

That’s the premise of Eli Roth‘s new thriller Knock Knock, with Keanu Reeves as the guy making the terrible mistake and Lorenza Izzo and Ana de Armas as the young women who tempt and then torment him. Watch the Knock Knock trailer after the jump. Read More »

Knock Knock trailer

Keanu Reeves, Lorenza Izzo, and Ana de Armas star in Eli Roth‘s thriller Knock Knock, and this new trailer really starts to reveal details of what happens when the married architect played by Reeves succumbs to temptation when Izzo and de Armas show up at his doorstep one night. The two women seduce Reeves, who protests, but only a little, and some time later they return to teach him a lesson in personal responsibility.

Note that this Knock Knock trailer is not technically red-band, but it has enough heavily suggested sex and violence that you might want to hold off watching if you’re unsure. Read More »

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He’s thinking he’s back (again)! Keanu Reeves will reload as vengeful former assassin John Wick in John Wick 2, and, even better, he won’t be working under the direction of a new filmmaker. The original creative team of David Leitch and Chad Stahelski are also back, with screenwriter Derek Kolstad set to return to script. Read More »

Bad Batch Cast

When talking about A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night last year, I said that director Ana Lily Amirpour is someone we’re excited to watch going forward. And we’re evidently not the only ones with confidence in her work. Her next film, The Bad Batch, is backed by Megan Ellison and Annapurna Productions, which immediately puts Amirpour in great company. The film already had Jason Momoa as a core member of the cast. And now The Bad Batch cast can announced a bunch of new names, including Jim Carrey and Keanu Reeves. Read More »

John Wick franchise

The Keanu Reeves action film John Wick could have been a one-and-done affair, but it looks like Mr. Wick will definitely be back again. Earlier this week the film’s writer/directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch said they had ideas for a sequel and . Now, during a studio earnings call, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer says they envision a John Wick franchise, which suggests multiple sequels, rather than just one. Read More »