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Action film Ruthless is on the way, described as "a female John Wick"

02.16.2017

We've been seeing a surge of female action heroes lately (Rey in FORCE AWAKENS, Jyn Erso in ROGUE ONE, the upcoming WONDER WOMAN, CAPTAIN MARVEL, and TOMB RAIDER films), and I say that's a great thing. But a lot of these characters are either part of established franchises or are adapted from another medium. While female action heroes exist (HAYWIRE, THE LONG KISS GOODNIGHT, the ALIEN series), they are admittedly few and far between, even to this day. So it's exciting to hear about a new action film coming out called RUTHERLESS that's been described as "a female JOHN WICK". Here's the plot synopsis, according to Deadline:

When a legendary retired assassin is diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, she must return to the life she left behind and complete one final job in order to secure a future for her young daughter. There are twists along the way.

I like that little "oh by the way, twists happen" line at the end there. Meaning, she's almost certainly cured of the brain cancer by the end of the film. I'm pretty sure they want sequels.

Anyway, I think this sounds cool. And, honestly, it doesn't really sound much like JOHN WICK when it comes to the actual story (if anything, it's much closer to the plot of CRANK). Producers probably just used JOHN WICK as an example of how they're going to film the action (meaning hopefully less close-up/quick-cut/shaky-cam bullshit). So I'm excited for that alone. Frankly, if there's any film that should get the rip-off treatment from Hollywood, you could do much worse than the JOHN WICK series. Also, like I said before, it's cool to have more original female action heroes. Hopefully the film is good and we can see more in the future.

Extra Tidbit: It's a crime more people didn't see HAYWIRE. It's actually pretty badass.
Source: Deadline

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12:00PM on 02/19/2017
Even if this is nothing like John Wick, which, aside from the retired assassin angle, it probably is, I'm glad that those movies are so popular that they're the template now.

Haywire was alright. Amazing fights but not much else.
Even if this is nothing like John Wick, which, aside from the retired assassin angle, it probably is, I'm glad that those movies are so popular that they're the template now.

Haywire was alright. Amazing fights but not much else.
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7:59AM on 02/17/2017
So it is like a John Wick prequel if John Wick had the cancer instead of his wife and it's not his wife but his daughter and John Wick was a woman. I'm guessing the similarities stop there.
So it is like a John Wick prequel if John Wick had the cancer instead of his wife and it's not his wife but his daughter and John Wick was a woman. I'm guessing the similarities stop there.
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11:09PM on 02/16/2017
I used to like Damian Damaske....he disappoints me now
I used to like Damian Damaske....he disappoints me now
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7:46PM on 02/16/2017
I didn't think Haywire was that good, BUT Carano kicked so much ass in it. Hopefully she gets more roles in bigger movies!
I didn't think Haywire was that good, BUT Carano kicked so much ass in it. Hopefully she gets more roles in bigger movies!
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6:47PM on 02/16/2017
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6:29PM on 02/16/2017
Twist is probably that she doesn't have a tumor. They just told her that in order to get her to do the job. Like joe versus the volcano
Twist is probably that she doesn't have a tumor. They just told her that in order to get her to do the job. Like joe versus the volcano
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6:57PM on 02/16/2017
Yep, exactly my guess too, the old "brain cloud" trick
Yep, exactly my guess too, the old "brain cloud" trick
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4:31PM on 02/16/2017
So actually it's a female version of The Shootist set in the present
So actually it's a female version of The Shootist set in the present
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4:21PM on 02/16/2017
Instead of a dog, are they going to kill her cat this time????
Instead of a dog, are they going to kill her cat this time????
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4:03PM on 02/16/2017
I get the feeling the John Wick connection is more how the action sequences will be staged. But regardless of that, the plot sounds like a bit much. Why can't they just make something a bit more straightforward? Nope, gotta have the assassin be retired with a kid and a brain tumour and have to go on one last mission. Way too much happening on that movie and they haven't even gone into pre-production.
I get the feeling the John Wick connection is more how the action sequences will be staged. But regardless of that, the plot sounds like a bit much. Why can't they just make something a bit more straightforward? Nope, gotta have the assassin be retired with a kid and a brain tumour and have to go on one last mission. Way too much happening on that movie and they haven't even gone into pre-production.
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3:40PM on 02/16/2017

Here we go Again

what about the reverse notebook??
what about the reverse notebook??
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