A teaser poster was released by Lionsgate yesterday for their upcoming action/thriller JOHN WICK starring Keanu Reeves by filmmakers Chad Stahelski & David Leitch .
JOHN WICK is described as follows:
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”.
Action fans should prepare for bullet-riddled scenes with full throttle mayhem. The film has an impressive supporting cast such as Adrianne Palicki, Bridget Moynahan, Dean Winters, Ian McShane, John Leguizamo, and Willem Dafoe. JOHN WICK opens in Theatres everywhere on October 12, 2014 and will debut it’s official trailer this Friday on www.IGN.com .
Reeves was last scene in 2013’s 47 RONIN about a band of samurai who set out to avenge the death and dishonor of their master. The film had underwhelming box office results and while critics weren’t fans of the film (11% on rotten tomatoes) the general movie going audience disagreed as it sits at 60% on Rotten Tomatoes. Whether it was the Christmas Holiday release or the samurai story line fans did not line up to see this one. With an October opening and a story surrounding hit-men and gangsters, JOHN WICK should have a much easier time a the box office. There is something about this poster that has me remembering the Reeves we all loved in THE MATRIX. Teaser poster looks great, now bring on the trailer.