Summit Entertainment owns the neo-noir action-thriller franchise John Wick. It was created by screenwriter Derek Kolstad. Keanu Reeves stars as John Wick, a former hitman seeking revenge for the murder of his recently deceased wife’s dog and the theft of his vehicle.
John Wick 4: Release?
John Wick: Chapter 2 was released on February 11, 2017, and John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum was released on May 17, 2019. Subsequently, the franchise began with the release of John Wick in 2014, followed by two sequels, John Wick: Chapter 2 and John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. Certainly, all three films were critical and financial successes. Above all, they grossed more than $587 million worldwide.
Finally, the fourth book, John Wick: Chapter 4, is currently in pre-production with a May 27, 2021 release date. Moreover, a fifth installment is also in the works. It will be released in 2022, following the fourth.
Who portrays John Wick?
Keanu Reeves portrays John Wick (born Jardani Jovonovich in Belarus). Wick was an orphan who was raised as an assassin by the Tarasov Russian Mafia. Viggo Tarasov, the mafia boss, admired and hated him because of his ruthlessness. Wick has been inactive for five years, having retired from the Tarasov Russian Mafia, at the start of the first film.
John Wick: Television series
Chad Stahelski and writer Derek Kolstad revealed in June 2017 that they were working on a Lionsgate television series. It is based on the characters and setting of the John Wick films, tentatively named “The Continental”. According to the reports, the series will center on a hotel safe haven for hit men and assassins that appear in the films.
Reeves was rumored to be reprising his appearance later that year. The series will be a prequel to the film series, which was revealed the same month.
When was the series ordered?
The series was ordered in January 2018 and debuted on the Starz network in 2019. The series had David Leitch, Keanu Reeves, and Chad Stahelski as executive producers. Chris Collins was the executive writer and showrunner. Besides, Stahelski directed the pilot episode.
Jeffrey Hirsch, (Starz’s President and CEO), later announced that the television series would be a prequel set years before the films.