‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ First Footage Anchors Lionsgate CinemaCon Presentation

Lionsgate offered CinemaCon attendees a preview of its upcoming film slate on Thursday, and “John Wick: Chapter 4” was front and center.

The studio is set to release the latest entry in the Keanu Reeves franchise next March, and the early footage promises more over-the-top action and an increasingly ambitious scope.“‘John Wick’ is more than a film series,” said Lionsgate chairman Joe Drake.

“It’s a modern day myth.

It’s a carefully unfolding universe.

And it’s an experience to be witnessed on the big screen.”Reeves and franchise director Chad Stahelski were on hand to promote the film, which Stahelski described as “a love letter to classic action movies.” Everyone was in agreement that the film will feature more of the extreme fight scenes that have come to define the series.“What moviegoers told us is that watching the first ‘Wick’ was seeing the genre actually evolve right before your eyes,

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