Its been all go on the announcement front on at this years CinemaCon in Las Vegas, with just over a years wait for the next instalment of the John Wick saga, John Wick Chapter 3; Lionsgate have released a promotional synopsis.
John Wick: Chapter 2 director, Chad Stahelski, returns to the helm for the third chapter which places Keanu Reeves Wick firmly on the run, fighting to stay alive in New York City, but this time he has to go it alone after his expulsion.
The synopsis reads; John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is on the run for two reasons… he’s being hunted for a global $14 million dollar open contract on his life, and for breaking a central rule: taking a life on Continental Hotel grounds. The victim was a member of the High Table who ordered the open contract. John should have already been executed, except the Continental’s manager, Winston, has given him a one-hour grace period before he’s “Excommunicado” – membership revoked, banned from all services and cut off from other members. John uses the service industry to stay alive as he fights and kills his way out of New York City.
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We last saw Wick in 2017, when his retirement plans to resume a quiet civilian life are cut short when Italian gangster Santino D’Antonio shows up on his doorstep with a gold marker, compelling him to repay past favours. Ordered by Winston, kingpin of secret assassin society The Continental, to respect the organization’s ancient code, Wick reluctantly accepts the assignment to travel to Rome to take out D’Antonio’s sister, the ruthless capo atop the Italian Camorra crime syndicate.