Keanu Reeves To Return For ‘Constantine’ Sequel With Francis Lawrence
Based on the comic book series Hellblazer by DC, Constantine follows John Constantine as he fights demons and a cursed existence Keanu Reeves is returning to a fan favourite role.
It has been confirmed that a sequel to 2005’s cult favourite Constantine is in the works.
The supernatural thriller will reunite Reeves with original director Francis Lawrence after 17 years since the original first hit theaters.
It follows Constantine through his cursed existence fighting evil demons in the original movie, which grossed over $200 million worldwide.
The project will be produced by J.J. Abrams and Hannah Minghella through Akiva Goldsman’s Weed Road Pictures, according to Deadline.
It has always been Reeves’ dream to one day return to the role of a trenchcoat-wearing hero.
Last year, the actor told Stephen Colbert that Constantine was at the top of his list of characters he would love to revisit. “I have been John Constantine before,” he said.
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Goldman said they were trying for years to make a Constantine sequel, but the studio refused because the box office earnings weren’t enough.
During that time, he said, “We wanted to make … a hard-R sequel.” We probably will make it tomorrow. Yes, we have tried a lot of different ways, but we have always gone to the studios who made the movie, which were Village Roadshow and Warner Bros. I always thought it was a little feathery.”
His recent roles include Batman in DC League of Super-Pets, Neo in The Matrix Resurrections, and Ted in Bill & Ted Face the Music.
Reeves is also executive producing John Wick: Chapter 4, as well as producing Already Gone and Salacia, both of which he is playing the lead role in.
In his next role, the movie star will play the lead on TV, something new for him.
As executive producer, Reeves will join Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio on the new Hulu series Devil in the White City, based on the book by Castle Rock producer Sam Shaw and directed by Todd Field, who directed Little Children.
It tells the story of Dr. Holmes, a con artist and serial killer who created the deadly “Murder Castle” in the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, as well as Daniel H. Holmes, based on a bestselling book by the same name, written by Erik Larson. The architect and urban planner Burnham revolutionized the urban landscape and built the first skyscrapers.
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