The forthcoming John Wick TV series, The Continental, has recruited a director, and we’ve become familiar with what to expect in terms of the budget and format. To put it plainly, the series is at this point not a full show- – yet rather it’s become a three-episode limited series with film length runtimes.
As indicated by The Hollywood Reporter, The Book of Eli director Albert Hughes will direct two episodes of the three-episode “event” series. Every installment will be around an hour and a half long and carry a budget of $20 at least a million, as indicated by THR.
Hughes is lined up to direct episodes 1 and 3, while he will produce every one of the three. There is no word yet on who will direct the second chapter.
John Wick’s original screenwriter, Derek Kolstad (Nobody), is returning to be an executive producer on The Continental, while the director of the films, Chad Stahelski, is additionally on board as an executive producer. David Leitch, who has been engaged with the John Wick series since the start, will be an executive producer too, while Keanu Reeves himself is supposed to be “in talks” to executive produce.
The Continental happens 40 years before the events of the main John Wick series. The main character is a youthful Winston, who is played by Ian McShane in the film series. The show’s story follows the “young man starting as a hitman hotelier who, along with others, create a haven for unsavory types, all set against the backdrop of 1970s New York.”
There is no word yet on who will play the youthful Winston for sure different actors may star. Continue to seek out GameSpot for the most recent.
Concerning the main film series, John Wick 4 is as of now shooting with Reeves back in the title role once again. Donnie Yen, Shamier Anderson, and Rina Sawayama are likewise set to star, close by returning actors McShane, Laurence Fishburne, and Lance Reddick.
John Wick 4 features new writers – Michael Finch and Shay Hatten- – making it the first John Wick film not to incorporate writer and maker Derek Kolstad.
As indicated by an interview with Collider, Kolstad wasn’t approached to get back to the John Wick establishment. “No, it wasn’t my decision. When you think of the, contractually, of these things, the third one I shared the credit with any number of people, they didn’t have to come back to me, and so they didn’t,” Kolstad said.
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