good news for John Wick Fans! The spin-off movie, Ballerinawhich we discovered over a year ago, finally started production this week in Prague.
During Lionsgate’s investor call last week (via IndieWire), CEO Jon Feltheimer shared that the film starring Ana de Armas (Knives out, no Di timee) would start production this week.
We don’t have many plot details. Ballerina yet other than that takes place in the John Wick universe and de Armas’ character seeks revenge after someone kills his family. Len Wiseman (undergrowth) leads, and John Wick: Chapter 3 Parabellum and army of the dead screenwriter Shay Hatten penned the screenplay, though de Armas said in an interview earlier this year with She magazine she worked to get Kill Eve writer Emerald Fennell to add twists to the story.
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“It was really important for me to hire a writer, because up until that point when I got involved in the project, it was just the director, Len Wiseman, and one other guy,” de Armas said. She. “And I was like, ‘This isn’t going to work.’ So I interviewed, like, five or six women writers. We hired Emerald Fennell, who I was so proud of.
It wasn’t the only one John Wick-related update on the call to investors. Feltheimer also shared that Peacock’s The Continental series – one John Wick prequel – will stream on Prime Video internationally. We still don’t have a specific release date for The Continentalalthough it is likely to be released in 2023.
And if you still jones for some more John Wick news, Lionsgate got you: The studio is also considering making a video game for the franchise. “I don’t want to take a lead here,” Feltheimer said on the call, “but we think there’s a big AAA game to be had with John Wick. We have made proposals. We’re certainly interested in moving this forward, but I don’t want to say anything more about it at this time. »
Want even more action? Check out Taken, Taken 2 and some Fast & Furious thrills, now streaming on Peacock.
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