A female ‘John Wick’ spin-off, titled ‘Ballerina’, is currently in the works at Lionsgate with ‘Underworld’ filmmaker Lens Wiseman set to develop and direct the feature.
At the current time, no plot details have come to light – only that the film will follow a female assassin. Shay Hatten, one of the scribes from ‘John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum’, has written the script. Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee and Chad Stahelski are producing, with Keanu Reeves executive producing. James Myers will oversee the movie for Lionsgate. Whether Reeves will appear in the film is anyone’s guess at this stage.
All you die-hard fans need not worry the 4th instalment of the franchise is still a top priority at the studio, so whatever happens, this will come first and is currently set for a May 2021 release.
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‘John Wick 3’ hit the ground running with its theatrical release pulling in a staggering $323 million worldwide. Stuntman-turned-director Stahelski helmed the film which saw Reeves, Wick on the run with a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail after he murdered a member of the shadowy international assassin’s guild, the High Table. The film also starred Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne, Mark Dacascos, Asia Kate Dillon, Ian McShane and Lance Reddick.
Wiseman is best known for his work on the ‘Underworld’ series, ‘Live Free or Die Hard’, and the 2012 film ‘Total Recall’. His recent work has seen him direct a number of episodes for different TV series including ‘Lucifer’ and ‘Swamp Thing’. He is currently attached to take the helm of the ‘Die Hard’ project ‘McClane’.