‘John Wick’ Sequel: Keanu Reeves, Directors and Writer Set to Return

Lionsgate has set Keanu Reeves to reprise his role in a sequel to “John Wick,” with David Leitch and Chad Stahelski returning to direct.

CEO Jon Feltheimer told Wall Street analysts in February that the sequel was in the works but provided no details. Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk is returning to produce, and Derek Kolstad will once again pen the script.

Lionsgate will be selling foreign markets for the sequel at Cannes next week. The original movie grossed $43 million domestically and $35 million internationally following its October launch.

John Wick” also starred Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Adrianne Palicki, Bridget Moynahan, Dean Winters, Ian McShane, John Leguizamo and Willem Dafoe. Reeves played a retired hitman seeking vengeance for the killing of his puppy, a gift from his late wife.

Jason Constantine and Eda Kowan at Lionsgate will oversee the sequel on behalf of the studio.

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