The actor and the director of the saga explain that it is from this suffering that the action comes.
John Wick: Chapter 4 premiered at the closing of CinemaCon 2022 in Las Vegas. Just before, Keanu Reevesstar actor of the saga, and the director Chad Stahelski were able to exchange a few words about the film with the journalists present at the event. They also specify that for the story to work, it must be justified by the pain of the hero. ” We keep finding new and interesting ways to make John Wick suffer. That’s where the action scenes come from. Figure out how to make it suffer, then design them from that “says Stahelski to The Hollywood Reporter.
The two friends had worked together for the first time on the set of point breakbefore collaborating for the saga Matrix. Stahelskythen a stuntman, doubled Reeves if necessary in the first 3 opuses of the franchise of Wachowski (and he appears in cameo in the last film). For John Wick, it is the actor himself who directs all the scenes. And some ideas are also Reeves : “ I made some proposals, like horses in the desert or chases “, he explains.
The first images of the fourth chapter were presented by the duo at Caesars Palace. The trailer opens with the character of Laurence Fishburne (Morpheus in Matrix) who asks Wick “ Are you ready John? who in turn replies: I will kill them all. “There follow scenes of epic fights, desert on horseback and nunchakus, an idea that neither of them has attributed to themselves, the martial arts being nevertheless at the center of the feature film. In voiceover, we finally hear ” I want you to find peace, John. But his only way is death “. No details have been given as to a probable sequel, but the door does not seem to be closed: “ We go chapter by chapter, like an author. We write one, scratch our heads, then write another… “, concludes the director.
In the casting, we find alongside Reeves and Fishburne : Rina Sawayama (Charlie turn it up), Donnie Yen (Mulan), Shamir anderson (bruised), Bill Skarsgard (That), Hiroyuki Sanada (Westworld) and Scott adkins (Deadly Traffic).
John Wick: Chapter 4 will be released in French theaters on March 2, 2023.
Nunchakus for John Wick in Chapter 4