The second trailer for John Wick: Chapter Two has arrived, and with it some additional information about what to expect out of the movie.
The first trailer for the sequel was released back in October during New York Comic Con (NYCC). The trailer found the trained assassin moving from New York to Rome to for a social affair just days after the events of the last movie.
In this next chapter following the 2014 hit, legendary hitman John Wick [Keanu Reeves] is forced 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.
During a panel for the film at NYCC, director Chad Stahelski and writer Derek Kolstad said the sequel focuses on an entirely new group of assassins that Wick will have to either team up with or kill. The assassins he encounters, however, are all just a means to an end, leading Keanu Reeves’ John Wick to Laurence Fishburne’s character. Stahelski and Reeves both said that including Fishburne in the film was a move 17 years in the making, dating back to their work on the Matrix trilogy.
John Wick screenwriter Derek Kolstad returned for the sequel, which will be released through Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment and is produced by Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk. Iwanyk also produced the first film.
Produced on a modest $20 million budget, the first John Wick earned more than $86 million at the worldwide box office and also became a hit in the home video market.
John Wick: Chapter 2 opens in theaters on February 10, 2017.