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If Summit ever decides to make a John Wick prequel.

Finn Wolfhard as young John Wick, learning how to defend himself from bullies and discovering that he’s a natural when it comes to shooting guns.

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Adam Driver as late twenties-to-early thirties John Wick, still an up-and-coming assassin without a reputation.

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And just to provide a point of reference, here’s a gif of Keanu Reeves

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JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2 starring Keanu Reeves

“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.”

  • Film premiered in Los Angeles on January 30, 2017 & was theatrically released in the United States on February 10, 2017
  • Rated R (strong violence throughout, some language & brief nudity)
  • 90% Tomatometer (7.3/10) -  93% Audience Score (4.5/5)
  • 3.5 stars out of 4 Roger Ebert
  • Filming Locations: principal photography becgan October 26, 2015 in New York City, NY, USA - Rome, Lazio, Italy - Montreal, Québec & Ontario, Canada

image: thunder road pictures / 87eleven productions / summit entertainment

after rewatching Breaking Dawn parts 1 and 2, I gotta say that regardless of how bad the books were and the problematic aspects of Edward and Bella’s relationship, the movies themselves are really good? 

They cast people authentically (Native Americans played Native Americans, Egyptians played Egyptians, etc.) and there was a lot of color cast-wise outside of the Cullen family. The actors did a marvelous job portraying their respective characters in a way that stayed true to the original writing, and I enjoyed seeing some more famous faces in the crowd of background characters (e.g. Rami Malek, Lee Pace, Anna Kendrick, etc.).The scenery was gorgeous throughout all five films. The cinematography and soundtrack are nothing to scoff at either. 

All and all I felt that the directors and casting department did a wonderful job bringing these movies  to life in a way that was…much less problematic than the original material. At least in the last two movies, anyway.

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Cillian to star in Luc Besson's 'Anna'

Luc Besson has set his next film.

Lionsgate and EuropaCorp are finalizing a co-production deal for Besson’s next action film, which will be titled “Anna.”

EuropaCorp will produce the film, while Lionsgate will distribute it. The movie starts production this November and will be released under Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label.

The pic stars Helen Mirren, Luke Evans, Cillian Murphy, and newcomer Sasha Luss, as Anna.

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In 2015 KEIYNAN LONSDALE [Uriah] will make his US feature debut starring as Uriah in The Divergent Series: Insurgent [Summit Entertainment], the highly anticipated sequel in the DIVERGENT series. Lonsdale can next be seen in The Finest Hours [Walt Disney Pictures] as Eldon Hanan, opposite Chris Pine, Eric Bana, Ben Foster, and Casey Affleck.

Lonsdale grew up in St. Marys, Australia, about an hour west of Sydney. He had a passion for music at a young age, learning every lyric to Michael Jackson’s songs while moon walking around his living room. Throughout elementary and junior high school Lonsdale’s interest in the arts grew, and his mom decided to enroll him in a performing arts high school where he could focus half the day on academics, and the other half on dancing/performing. Lonsdale was a natural- excelling in his first love, dance, but also in acting, singing, and writing. Upon graduation he was cast as ensemble and the understudy for Tyrone in Fame The Musical, a role he played for 10 months. Lonsdale went on to star in 25 episodes of the award-winning, Australian television series Dance Academy from 2012-13. Dance Academy brought him back to his roots, following a handful of teenagers who attend the prestigious National Academy of Dance. He originally was cast with a guest star role, but by season three was made a series regular. Between seasons two and three of the show Lonsdale also built a strong relationship with MTV, quickly becoming the face of MTV Australia and New Zealand. For two years he hosted MTV News, attended and hosted various festivals for the network, starred in commercials, and interviewed artists such as Miguel, Jessie J, and Disclosure, to name a few. Working in scripted television while also working behind the scenes and in front of the camera at MTV was the perfect bootcamp for Lonsdale, who was about to land one of his biggest projects to date: The Divergent Series: Insurgent.