John Wick is a 2014 American neo-noir action thriller film directed by Chad Stahelski and written by Derek Kolstad.
Action film is a film genre in which the protagonist or protagonists are thrust into a series of challenges that typically include violence, extended fighting, physical feats, and frantic chases.
Neo-noir is a modern or contemporary motion picture rendition of film noir.
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It stars Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Adrianne Palicki, Bridget Moynahan, Dean Winters, Ian McShane, John Leguizamo, and Willem Dafoe.
Adrianne Lee Palicki is an American actress best known for her roles as Tyra Collette on the NBC series Friday Night Lights and as Barbara "Bobbi" Morse on the ABC series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..
John Alberto Leguizamo is an American actor, stand-up comedian, filmmaker, and playwright.
Rolf Åke Mikael Nyqvist, better known as Michael Nyqvist, was a Swedish actor.
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The story focuses on John Wick, searching for the theft of his vintage car and the killing of his puppy, which serves as a memento of his recently deceased wife.
Stahelski and David Leitch directed the film together, though only Stahelski was credited.
David Leitch is an American filmmaker, stunt coordinator, second unit director, stuntman, actor and producer.
Kolstad had completed the screenplay in 2012 and further developed it for Thunder Road Pictures.
Thunder Road Films is a film and television financing and production company founded by Basil Iwanyk.
The film was produced by Basil Iwanyk of Thunder Road Pictures, Leitch, Eva Longoria, and Michael Witherill.
Eva Jacqueline Longoria Bastón is an American actress, producer, director, activist, and businesswoman.
It marks Stahelski and Leitch's directorial debut as a team after multiple separate credits as second-unit directors and stunt coordinators.
A stunt coordinator, usually an experienced stunt performer, is hired by a TV, film or theatre director or production company for stunt casting that is to arrange the casting and performance of stunts for a film, television programme or a live audience.
They previously worked with Reeves as stunt doubles on The Matrix trilogy.
The Matrix is a 1999 science fiction action film written and directed by The Wachowskis and starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano.
Stahelski and Leitch's approach to action scenes drew upon their admiration for anime and martial arts films.
Martial arts are codified systems and traditions of combat practices, which are practiced for a variety of reasons: as self-defense, military and law enforcement applications, mental and spiritual development; as well as entertainment and the preservation of a nation's intangible cultural heritage.
Martial arts films are a subgenre of action films, which feature numerous martial arts fights between characters.
Anime is hand-drawn and computer animation originating from or associated with Japan.
The film used fight choreographers and gun fu techniques from Hong Kong action cinema.
Gun fu, a portmanteau of gun and kung fu, is a fictional style of sophisticated close-quarters Gunfight resembling a martial arts battle played out with firearms instead of traditional weapons.
Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory on the Pearl River Delta of East Asia.
Hong Kong action cinema is the principal source of the Hong Kong film industry's global fame.
The film also pays homage to works such as John Woo's The Killer, Jean-Pierre Melville's Le Cercle Rouge and Le Samouraï, John Boorman's Point Blank, and the spaghetti western films.
John Boorman, is an English filmmaker who is best known for his feature films such as Point Blank, h*ll in the Pacific, Deliverance, Zardoz, Exorcist II: The Heretic, Excalibur, The Emerald Forest, Hope and Glory, The General, The Tailor of Panama and Queen and Country.
Spaghetti Western, also known as Italian Western or Macaroni Western, is a broad subgenre of Western films that emerged in the mid-1960s in the wake of Sergio Leone's film-making style and international box-office success.
John Woo SBS is a Chinese-born Hong Kong film director, producer, screenwriter, and editor.
The film was met with positive reviews, with critics calling it one of Reeves' best performances and one of the best action films of 2014.
It grossed $88 million worldwide against a production budget of $20 million.
A sequel, John Wick: Chapter 2, was released in February 2017, and another sequel, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, will be released in May 2019.
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum is an upcoming American neo-noir action thriller film starring Keanu Reeves as the titular character in the third installment in the John Wick film series, following John Wick and John Wick: Chapter 2.