'John Wick: Parabellum': Release date, plot, cast and everything you need to know about the third installment of Keanu Reeves' 'John Wick' series
The movie is slated to release on May 17 this year and promises deadly action along and a slew of new characters
Keanu Reeves is back as the deadly John Wick and we cannot wait for part three of the neo-noir action thriller. The first movie of the series released in 2014 and was a blockbuster, followed by a sequel in 2017 and the upcoming third installment is titled 'John Wick: Parabellum'.
Produced at the approximate cost of $20 to $30 million, 'John Wick' earned over $88 million at the box office. For the 2017 sequel 'John Wick: Chapter 2', the production budget increased to $40 million, with the box office take nearly doubling at just over $171 million. Here's what we know about 'Parabellum' so far.
'John Wick: Parabellum' is slated to release on May 17 this year.
The story takes off from 'Chapter 2', where Wick is on the run after being hunted for a global $14 million open contract as well for taking a life on Continental Hotel grounds, with the victim being a member of the High Table. While Wick should have already been executed, he was given an hour's grace period by Winston, the Continental's manager before he's 'Excommunicado' — meaning he would be banned from all services and cut off contact from other members. Wick fights his way out of NYC with the help of another hitwoman, Sofia. On how he manages to survive forms the crux of the story.
Keanu Reeves reprises his role as hitman John Wick, while Halle Berry plays Sofia, the hitwoman. 'Agents of Shield' star Mark Dacascos will play the baddie Zero. The other recurring characters include Ian McShane, who plays Winston, the manager of the Continental, while Laurence Fishburne comes back as the Bowery King. The new additions are Jerome Flynn ('Game of Thrones'), Asia Kate Dillon (Orange is the New Black') and Robin Lord Taylor ('Gotham').
Tiger Hu Chen, the Chinese martial arts movie star, will also play a role in the movie.
Chad Stahelski, who co-directed the first movie and helmed solo on the second will direct the third part which is written by Derek Kolstad, the mastermind behind the whole franchise.
The trailer shows Wick seeking Sofia's help at the start along with footage of his new dog, who's not named yet. What follows are glimpses of the deadly action one can look forward to. The most notable moment in the trailer is when Wick asks Winston for guns, lots of it, which is followed by footage of him shooting baddies at point blank range.
The first official poster was a motion poster which shows Wick watching from the Continental, a place he is now banned from.
And that's what we have so far about 'John Wick: Parabellum'. Watch this space for more updates.