The Guide of Eli filmmaker Albert Hughes is about to direct two of the three 90-minute episodes that can comprise Lionsgate's occasion collection The Continental, which issues the resort on the middle of the John Wick franchise.
In response to the Hollywood Reporter, which broke the information, The Continental was initially envisioned as a by-product collection earlier than being reconciled as a three-night occasion collection that can air on Starz. Every episode can be roughly 90 minutes in size and price greater than $20 million.
THR reviews that Hughes will direct the primary and third episodes and govt produce all three, although a director for the second installment has not but been chosen. Chad Stahelski was initially going to direct the primary episode of The Continental again when it was deliberate as a collection. Now he'll merely govt produce alongside David Leitch, Keanu Reeves, authentic screenwriter Derek Kolstad and franchise producer Basil Iwanyk of Thunder Street. They need to contemplate hiring a feminine filmmaker for the collection' center entry, given the all-male artistic crew readily available.
The Continental is about 40 years earlier than the occasions of John Wick films towards the backdrop of New York Metropolis within the Seventies. The collection is alleged to observe a a lot youthful model of Winston, the character performed by Ian McShane on the massive display screen. within the prequel, Winston is a hitman who creates a secure haven for unsavory sorts equivalent to himself. McShane lately signed on to reprise the position in John Wick 4.
The John Wick franchise is considered one of Lionsgate's most vital together with The Starvation Video games, having grossed greater than $600 million worldwide. John Wick 4 is at present in manufacturing, and a fifth movie is already within the works.
Albert Hughes and his brother Allen Hughes co-directed Menace II Society, Useless Presidents and From Hell, although they now work on separate initiatives, with Albert having lately directed the attractive prehistoric journey film Alpha in addition to the primary episode of Showtime's The Good Lord Chook starring Ethan Hawke. He's an attention-grabbing rent for the John Wick franchise and I prefer it, each for him and The Continental.
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