Last year’s Chapter 2 raised the stakes – and the body count – for a third entry, which should be hitting cinema screens in May of 2019.
But that’s not all – the long-rumoured TV show spin-off is now official and has found a home on American network Starz, which has previously created American Gods, Black Sails and Ash vs Evil Dead.
Starz is teaming up with John Wick production company Lionsgate to bring The Continental to the small screen, with the focus on “a hyper-real version of Los Angeles” and the titular assassins-only hotel.
Reeves has earned critical acclaim for his acting. One New York Times critic praised Reeves’ versatility, saying that he “displays considerable discipline and range… he moves easily between the buttoned-down demeanor that suits a police procedural story and the loose-jointed manner of his comic roles”. However, Reeves has spent much of his later career being typecast. A recurring character arc in many roles he has portrayed is one of saving the world, as can be seen in the characters of Ted Logan, Buddha, Neo, Johnny Mnemonic, John Constantine, and Klaatu. His acting has garnered several awards, including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
During his film career, Reeves has engaged in several forms of artistic expression. Active as a musician for over a decade, he played bass guitar for the bands Dogstar and Becky. Acting onstage, he performed as Prince Hamlet for the Manitoba Theatre Centre’s production of Hamlet. He wrote the text for a picture book, Ode to Happiness, illustrated by Alexandra Grant. He has also produced a documentary, Side by Side, and directed the martial arts film Man of Tai Chi.