AceShowbiz - Lionsgate has released new images of Chad Stahelski's "John Wick: Chapter Two". Making their way out via Empire, one of the pictures offers a new look at Keanu Reeves as the titular hitman, while the other one shows Ruby Rose and Riccardo Scamarcio as the villains who are seen in "a maze of mirrors" room.
"The mirror room was Chad's idea," Keanu says of the Bruce Lee's "Enter the Dragon"-inspired setting which is featured in one of the images. "It's his homage to Bruce Lee at the end of 'Enter the Dragon'. The whole installation is a maze of mirrors where guys can pop out and disappear. It's very cool and a lot of fun to fight in."
Speaking about the Hong Kong influence, Chad says, "You go watch any of the great Hong Kong guys. [You're watching] wider shots; you're watching an extremely talented individual. If you're using fast editing to hide things, I call bulls**t. That's cheating. Luckily, we have a cast member that can do it. Keanu's been doing martial arts for 25 years. He's been trained by us, he's been trained by Yuen Wo Ping. He's been trained by Chen Yen."
"John Wick: Chapter Two" follows the legendary hitman John Wick who is forced to back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins' guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world's deadliest killers.
Written by Derek Kolstad, the "John Wick" sequel is scheduled to be released in U.S. theaters on February 10, 2017. It also stars Bridget Moynahan, Common, Ian McShane, John Leguizamo, Peter Stormare, Lance Reddick and Laurence Fishburne.