MOVIE NEWS – Actor, action choreographer and martial arts expert Donnie Yen has joined Keanu Reeves in the cast of John Wick 4.
Deadline reports that Donnie Yen (IP Man) has been chosen by director Chad Stahelski to star alongside Keanu Reeves in John Wick 4 for Lionsgate. Yen will play an old friend of John’s, who shares his story and many of the same enemies.
“We are very fortunate to have Donnie Yen join the franchise,” said Stahelski. I look forward to working with him in this exciting new role.
Directed by Chad Stahelski, from a script written by Shay Hatten and Michael Finch, no plot details for John Wick: Chapter 4 have been released. Filming will begin this summer in France, Germany and Japan. The film will be produced by Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee and Chad Stahelski, and executive produced by Keanu Reeves and Louise Rosner.
John Wick 5 is scheduled to begin shooting in early 2022.
Rina Sawayama also joins the cast of John Wick 4
Let’s remember that the John Wick saga will be the subject of a female spin-off. Entitled Ballerina, the film will be directed by Len Wiseman and produced by Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee, Keanu Reeves and Chad Stahelski.
A prequel series is also in development. Entitled The Continental, the series will explore the origin story of the hotel seen in the films. The series is written by Chris Collins who is also the showrunner. Producing are Basil Iwanyk of Thunder Road Pictures, Chad Stahelski, Derek Kolstad, writer of the John Wick franchise, as well as Chris Collins and David Leitch. Keanu Reeves is the executive producer. Chad Stahelski will direct the first episode.