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John Wick: Chapter 4

“We Wanted to Paint With the Light and Write With the Camera”: The THR Cinematographer Roundtable

“I think it was a voice from the wider audience telling us that people wanted to go to the cinemas again and people wanted to join in with an event,” says Oppenheimer cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema of the summer’s Barbenheimer phenomenon. Rodrigo Prieto, who lensed Greta Gerwig’s Barbie as well as Martin Scorsese’s Killers of […]

‘The Continental’ Director Albert Hughes Says They Locked the Series Before Knowing the Events of ‘John Wick: Chapter 4’

The Continental: From the World of John Wick director Albert Hughes first crossed paths with John Wick masterminds Chad Stahelski and David Leitch in 2008. At the time, Stahelski and Leitch had only recently decided to make the jump from stunt work to the director’s chair, beginning with second unit. So they interviewed for the […]

Cannes: Nicolas Cage, Bill Skarsgard Nab Leads in Sequel ‘Lords of War’

Nicolas Cage and Bill Skarsgard are set to star in Lords of War, the sequel to Lord of War that reunites CODA producer Vendome Pictures with director Andrew Niccol. Niccol will write and direct the sequel to his 2005 crime thriller Lord of War, with Cage reprising his role as arms dealer Yuri Orlov, and […]

Box Office: New 2023 Global Revenue Forecast Issued on Eve of CinemaCon

Global box office revenue in 2023 could now hit $32 billion instead of a projected $29 billion, according to leading analytics firm Gower Street. The London-based outfit released its updated forecast on the eve of CinemaCon, the annual gathering of theater owners and Hollywood studios in Las Vegas. This year’s edition runs April 24-27. Throughout […]

Keanu Reeves, Jonah Hill Dark Comedy ‘Outcome’ Lands at Apple (Exclusive)

Jonah Hill, in the process of building a thriving filmmaking career, and Keanu Reeves, riding high thanks to the ultra-popular John Wick: Chapter 4, are teaming up for a dark Hollywood story. Apple Original Films has picked up Outcome, a dark comedy that Hill will direct and has co-written with Ezra Woods. Reeves is in […]

Box Office: ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Opens to OK $38.5M in North America

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves opened to an honorable enough $38.5 million at the domestic box office, enough to take out John Wick: Chapter 4 and top the chart. The big-budget movie — based on Hasbro’s fantasy tabletop game — came in ahead of expectations but will still need strong legs throughout April and […]

‘Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves’ Heads for $40M Box Office Opening

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is on course to open to a better than expected $40 million and win the weekend box office race. The new Paramount and eOne movie grossed $15.3 million on Friday, including $5.6 million in previews this week, with $4.1 million in Thursday evening shows and the rest from special […]

Box Office Preview: New ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Movie Takes on ‘John Wick 4’

This weekend’s box office race sees Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves taking on John Wick: Chapter 4 in what’s bound to be an interesting contest. Directed by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, Dungeons & Dragons is based on Hasbro’s influential role-playing game and features a star-packed cast led by Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, […]

‘John Wick 5’ Back on the Table After Box Office Blowup

[The following story contains spoilers for John Wick: Chapter 4.] Yeah, Lionsgate is thinking John Wick is back. John Wick: Chapter 4 had widely been expected to be the final installment in the main action franchise, but a fifth film is back on the table after the latest movie’s astonishing opening at the global box […]

‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ Annihilates ‘Shazam 2’ With $73.5M U.S. Box Office Opening

Baba Yaga, aka John Wick, has delivered once again. Action pic John Wick: Chapter 4 slashed up the weekend box office with a huge $73.5 million domestic opening from 3,855 theaters after earning glowing reviews and an A CinemaScore from audiences. Globally, it debuted to a resounding $64 million from 71 markets for a global […]

Box Office: ‘John Wick 4’ Heads for Series-Best $70M-Plus Opening

Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter 4 shot up the Friday box office with $29.4 million from 3,855 theaters, including a huge $8.9 million in Thursday previews. The fourth installment in the marquee Lionsgate action franchise is now on course to open to $70 million-plus from 3,895 theaters, a franchise-best and more than enough to kill off […]

‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ Director Chad Stahelski Breaks Down the Ending That Made the Studio Say, “Are You Insane?”

[The following story contains spoilers for John Wick: Chapter 4.] Ding-dong, the Wick is dead. John Wick: Chapter 4 director Chad Stahelski has closed the book on Keanu Reeves’ revered assassin, John Wick, and it comes as quite a shock considering there was once a plan to shoot John Wick: Chapter 5 on the heels […]