While earlier today saw a trailer for what looks to be a tired third entry into the Taken series, if one is looking for some action that might actually provide a jolt, look no further. Coming from Chad Stahelski, who was actually Keanu Reeves‘ stunt double in The Matrix and the stunt choreographer for his debut, Man of Tai Chi, the action-thriller John Wick follows our lead an ex-hitman who comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.
A final trailer has now landed for the film we were fans of at Fantastic Fest, saying in our review, “This is an achievement on an action level that might not break new ground, but it’s an extremely focused and competent crowd-pleaser. On top of that, there’s also mythology and a sense of intelligence that elevates the offering from your standard fare in the genre.” Also starring Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Adrianne Palicki, Bridget Moynahan, Dean Winters, with Ian McShane, with John Leguizamo, and Willem Dafoe, check out the trailer below.
An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. With New York City as his bullet-riddled playground, JOHN WICK (Keanu Reeves) is a fresh and stylized take on the “assassin genre”.
John Wick opens on October 24th, 2014.