Peter Stormare, Ruby Rose & Riccardo Scamarcio Join John Wick 2; John Leguizamo, Lance Reddick & More Returning

John-Wick-2-adds-Ruby-Rose-Peter-Stormare-moreFilming is already underway in New York on John Wick 2, the sequel to last year’s action favourite. Keanu Reeves is returning in the titular leading role, and now he’s got a handful of new and familiar faces joining the line-up alongside him. Continue reading

John Wick Review

John-Wick-UK-Poster-sliceIt’s been a long time since we’ve seen anything quite like John Wick.

Part actioner, part revenge film, part assassin thriller, part neo-noir, part dark comedy. It’s got everything you could want, and more. Think Smokin’ Aces meets Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, with even more action. Continue reading

New UK Poster for John Wick with Keanu Reeves

John-Wick-UK-Poster-slicePremiering to excellent early reviews at Fantastic Fest last year, the Keanu Reeves-led actioner John Wick has been unstoppable from the word go.

The film lit up the box office in the US late last year, and is currently the #1 new release on Blu-ray in Amazon’s Mystery and Thrillers section, currently sitting further ahead than fellow new release Nightcrawler, which speaks volumes of its success. Continue reading

UK Quad Poster for John Wick with Keanu Reeves

John-Wick-UK-Quad-Poster-sliceWhen the first trailer for John Wick landed late last year, it instantly sparked anticipation amongst action fans, heralding the return of Keanu Reeves to the kind of roles that made him famous.

Warner Bros. is handling its release on our shores, and though they recently pushed back the UK release date to April, I’m just glad it’s getting a theatrical release at all. With a little under three months to go before it arrives, the studio has released the UK quad poster and its one-sheet variant, boasting a new title font in comparison with its US equivalent, as well as the UK trailer. Continue reading

John Wick UK Release Date Pushed to April 2015

John-Wick-Quad-Poster-sliceA week after opening in the US, Warner Bros. announced that they were giving John Wick a UK release date that would see it open right at the start of the New Year on January 2nd. Unfortunately for us, that release date has now been pushed back to Spring 2015, which means we’ve still got another few months to wait for the latest actioner from Keanu Reeves.

Lionsgate is behind the film’s release in the States, and their release strategy across the Atlantic was a big winner, waiting until just over a month before unveiling any footage. When that first trailer landed, it sparked a lot of excitement online, and the early reviews from its premiere at the Austin Fantastic Fest were really positive.

With an estimated $20m. budget, the movie has already been a success, earning $42.7m. in the US so far, and a further $23.9m. abroad for a very healthy total of $66.7m. and counting. Part of me had thought this either wouldn’t get a release in the UK, or would go straight to DVD. Fortunately Warner Bros. stepped up to the plate, and even though we’ve got a few more months to wait than we’d hoped, I’m glad it’s getting a theatrical release at all.

An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. With New York City as his bullet-riddled playground, JOHN WICK (Keanu Reeves) is a fresh and stylized take on the “assassin genre”.

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Warner Bros. Sets John Wick UK Release Date for January 2015

John-Wick-Quad-Poster-sliceOver the weekend, John Wick exceeded its own modest expectations to finish a very strong second at the box office opposite the Jason Blum- and Michael Bay-produced horror, Ouija.

The Keanu Reeves-led action thriller has been picking up solid reviews from all sides, earning a respectable B CinemaScore from audiences (the same score Gone Girl recently earned), and after finishing second at the weekend, it’s been playing at #1 every day this week, taking in $18.4m. in its first six days.

When the first trailer landed last month, we knew it would be heading into US cinemas the week before Halloween, but there was no word on a UK release date, nor even confirmation of a UK distributor. Now all that’s changed, with Warner Bros.’ UK arm set to release it early in the New Year.

An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. With New York City as his bullet-riddled playground, JOHN WICK (Keanu Reeves) is a fresh and stylized take on the “assassin genre”.

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