Keanu Reeves has shed some light on John Wick: Chapter Two, according to Screen Crush. The 51-year-old Matrix star has revealed that producers even have ideas for more than just one sequel of the movie about hitman John Wick, who went on a killing spree after bad guys killed his adorable puppy.
— Variety (@Variety) April 14, 2016
Even though John Wick: Chapter Two will be released no sooner than February 2017, Summit Entertainment already has ideas for more potential sequels of the 2014 action hit movie, revealed Keanu Reeves, who plays John Wick, at CinemaCon. The actor is still finishing up working on the sequel with Chad Stahelski, but it looks like their collaboration won’t end on Chapter Two.
In John Wick: Chapter Two, Keanu Reeves’ vengeful character is taken to Rome where, according to the film’s official description, he “squares off against some of the world’s deadliest killers.” And Reeves himself revealed that producers already discuss what “cool” ideas could potentially take the film to the next level.
“I love John Wick. We had an amazing time making this story. I can’t say that we’re not geeked about continuing the idea and the character. We have some really cool ideas.”
Keanu Reeves is not the only actor who makes a comeback in the sequel, as such stars from the original film as Ian McShane, John Leguizamo, and Lance Reddick will join the Matrix actor. The sequel will also include Reeves’ Matrix co-star Laurence Fishburne, Peter Stormare, and Ruby Rose.
John Wick: Chapter Two, starring Keanu Reeves, opens in theaters February 17, 2017.
Those who loved Drive, directed by Nicolas Winding Refn and starring Ryan Gosling will probably love Refn’s upcoming movie starring Keanu Reeves as well, according to Movie Web. In fact, Amazon Studios has released a debut trailer for Neon Demon, which also stars Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks, Jena Malone, and Abbey Lee.
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— NME (@NME) April 15, 2016
Neon Demon tells the story about the dangerous side of modeling and hits theaters in June 2016. Apart from Keanu Reeves, the movie also stars Desmond Harrington, Bella Heathcote, and Karl Glusman. The movie has its world premiere scheduled to take place in the Official Competition of the 69th Cannes Film Festival this May.
The film is centered around an aspiring model named Jesse, who moves to Los Angeles and has her beauty and youth taken away from her by a group of women willing to do anything to get what she has. But moviegoers need Keanu Reeves’ help to figure out what Neon Demon actually is. The actor says in the trailer that the Neon Demon could be ego, fear of death or desire, adding that it’s “all sorts of fun stuff.”
“There’s something about the light – you can call it artificial light, but I guess all light is artificial besides the sun – and the neon quality of it. [There’s] something about those colors that attracts and repulses at the same time. And then there’s the demon part.”
— MTV News (@MTVNews) April 20, 2016
Cliff Martinez, who made the soundtrack for Refn’s Drive, is composing the music for the upcoming movie starring Keanu Reeves. And according to Martinez himself, Neon Demon is a cross between Valley of the Dolls and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
And it’s not the only comparison. Martinez also compared Neon Demon with a horror movie titled Suspiria by Italian director Dario Argento. And, of course, it has Drive vibes written all over it, as the movie was directed by the same director and it has the same music composer. Some even say that the upcoming film starring Keanu Reeves could be a little too disturbing to watch.
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