John Wick 2 Director Revealed

Since production started on a second installment of Lionsgate's fan-favorite John Wick franchise, here's what they've been saying about the creative team:

"John Wick starred Keanu Reeves, directed by David Leitch and Chad Stahelski and written by Derek Kolstad, all of whom will return for the sequel."

Today, Collider reveals that while it's true they'll all be back, the configuration is somewhat different; with Leitch apparently directing an unrelated project on his own, Stahelski will take on John Wick 2 while Leitch consults and serves as an executive producer.

John Wick stars Reeves as the titular hitman, looking for revenge and redemption.

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“With such tremendous fan and critical support for ‘John Wick,’ we knew that there was still so much more of this story to tell,” said Jason Constantine, President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions at the time of the sequel announcement. “We are thrilled that Keanu, David and Chad have re-teamed with us and promise to bring audiences even more excitement the second time around.”

Jason Constantine and Eda Kowan will oversee the project on behalf of Lionsgate. Lionsgate International will be selling the picture internationally at the upcoming Cannes Film Market.