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Willem Dafoe and Keanu Reeves to square off in hitman pic John Wick

Sep. 12, 2013by: Paul Shirey
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There will be a firefight!

Keanu Reeves, just off his directorial debut for MAN OF TAI CHI, is joining the hitman pic JOHN WICK as a former hitman who is targeted by friend and current hitman played by Willem Dafoe. The script is from Derek Kolstad and the film has yet to court a director, but with the two leads locked in place it shouldn't take long to find someone to direct the shit out of 'em. The story is a little more complex than just a hitman vs. hitman thing, as per Deadline's description, which goes like this:

"Marcus [Dafoe] also happens to be a close friend of the Wick character He was the one who encouraged Wick to leave the life after his wife dies. Only later do things turn sour when Marcus gets the job to kill his friend. In the film, Reeves stars as the retired hitman who goes after the guy who stole his car and in the process killed Wicks beloved dog a present from his late wife. Turns out the thiefs dad is a crime boss in New York, who puts a contract out on Wick."

I sense some shades of SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS meets ASSASSINS in here. It's got some quirk to it, especially once you toss in a stolen car and avenging the death of a dog, so I'm inclinded to think this may be more than your standard hitman vs. hitman fare. Either way, I'm a fan of both Reeves and Dafoe and the idea sounds like a lot of fun for both.

Reeves can next be seen in his directorial debut MAN OF TAI CHI and 47 RONIN on December 25, 2013, while Dafoe is next on screen with Scott Cooper's OUT OF THE FURNACE, debuting December 6, 2013.

Source: Deadline

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3:17PM on 09/12/2013
the hero from speed and the villain from speed 2....finally
the hero from speed and the villain from speed 2....finally
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1:59PM on 09/12/2013

Dafoe and Keanu duking it out?

Whoa. All kinds of scenery shall be chewed in this flick.
Whoa. All kinds of scenery shall be chewed in this flick.
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2:02PM on 09/12/2013
This actually sounds like a pretty good flick. I agree that it'll be more than just a hitman style movie. Sounds like it'll have some zing to it. Dafoe is a very colorful actor while Reeves can be a bit monotone. I think they'll offset & play off each other rather well.
This actually sounds like a pretty good flick. I agree that it'll be more than just a hitman style movie. Sounds like it'll have some zing to it. Dafoe is a very colorful actor while Reeves can be a bit monotone. I think they'll offset & play off each other rather well.
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3:18PM on 09/12/2013

INTERESTING !!!

I hope that they'll get a good director , who can make up for the writer who has so far written only this straight to video Lundgreen/Gooding Jr. movie. At first I was excited, but this info. alone tells me to not expect much... But i'm counting on Dafoe and Reeves to give us some fun time !!!!
I hope that they'll get a good director , who can make up for the writer who has so far written only this straight to video Lundgreen/Gooding Jr. movie. At first I was excited, but this info. alone tells me to not expect much... But i'm counting on Dafoe and Reeves to give us some fun time !!!!
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3:00PM on 09/12/2013
THERE WAS A FIREFIGHT!!!
THERE WAS A FIREFIGHT!!!
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9:03AM on 09/13/2013
Solid matchup.
Solid matchup.
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