Before he directed the action-centric John Wick movies, Chad Stahelski was known for his stunt work and fight choreography work on a long list of popular films like 300, Live Free or Die Hard, and 2008’s Rambo. And as a fun piece of trivia, he was the stunt double for Keanu Reeves’s Neo in the original Matrix. The John Wick movies only increased his profile further, and now we’re getting the first word on his next movie.
Deadline reports that Stahelski will direct a “high concept” car movie for Paramount that aims to “capture the spirit of the great car movies, with a unique central relationship at its center.”
No other details were provided about the movie. Given his long run of success with action combat movies, it’s really exciting to think about what Stahelski might do with a film focused around cars. Remember the epic car chase from the original John Wick? Yeah, I’ll take a full movie of that.
The script for the untitled movie will be written by Andre Nemec and Josh Applebaum (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Beverly Hills Cop 4), with A Quiet Place producers Andrew Form and Brad Fuller lined up to produce.
There is no word on when Stahelski’s new car movie will release. The next John Wick movie, John Wick 4, is slated for release in 2021, but it’s unclear if Stahelski is directing.
Stahelski most recently was brought in by Birds of Prey director Cathy Yan to do some of the second unit directing for the re-shoots. His team at 87Eleven, however, worked with Yan and her team for the entirety of the production to help improve the action scenes, Yan told Collider.
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