Details Have Been Leaked About 'John Wick 3' Ahead Of Filming Next Month
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Everyone's favourite dog-loving ex-hitman is back for John Wick 3, and although filming hasn't yet begun, some details have already been revealed.
Shooting for the film is due to start next month and there is heavy speculation that cast and crew could be off to Japan.
According to Omega Underground, Hiroyuki Sanada, who has starred in The Wolverine and The Last Samurai, is tipped to play the movie's villain and that casting for a number of Japanese actors has begun.
It's been suggested that Sananda might be playing a representative of the yaukuza at the High Table.
As well as filming in Montreal, which was where the second movie was partially filmed, the website speculates that Japan could be a possible location. Screenrant reports that shooting will also take place in Morocco and Jordan, as well as potentially Russia and Spain, so Keanu will be clocking up those air miles by the sounds of things.
The third instalment is set to explore how the High Table works - it featured in John Wick: Chapter 2 - and is set to hit cinemas on 17 May 2019.
As well as the movie, a spin-off TV show - The Continental - is also in the works. The show will focus on the Continental Hotel, a refuge for assassins, and is set to air on Starz.
Starz CEO Chris Albrecht told the Hollywood Reporter: "This series is truly unlike anything else on TV. The Continental promises to include the thunderous fight sequences and intensely staged shootouts between professional assassins and their targets that fans have come to expect in the John Wick movie franchise as well as introduce some new, darkly compelling characters who inhabit this underground world."
The spin-off will be produced by Lionsgate and will be written by Chris Collins (who has previously worked on Sons of Anarchy and The Wire). It will also be looked after by the same creative team who worked on the movies and will have executive producers from the films, including Chad Stahelski and David Leitch.
Sources: Omega Underground; The Hollywood Reporter
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Topics: TV and Film, keanu reeves, US Entertainment, john wick