Keanu Reeves kicks some serious ass in the trailer for John Wick

There hasn't been much in the way of publicity for Keanu Reeves' next flick, JOHN WICK, especially considering that the movie hits theaters late next month. The story of a former hit man pursued by an old friend who was contracted to kill him was looking to fall by the wayside, but I have a feeling that's about to change. With the release of this trailer, JOHN WICK has gone from zero to must-see, and accomplishes more in it's 2 and a half-minute running time than 47 RONIN was able to NOT accomplish. This is one trailer that needs to be seen.

It's been a while since I've gushed over the action in a trailer (WINTER SOLDIER, no doubt) but I couldn't help but rewatch this trailer as soon as it ended. It was well-shot, I could make out what was going on, and it looked really badass. In looking up director Chad Stahelski, it seems that's no mistake, as the man has been a stunt co-ordinater on action flicks such as THE MATRIX, 300 and THE WOLVERINE. The man has also done some second-unit directing on THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE and NINJA ASSASSIN (to name a few). Suffice it to say, he seems to know the importance of shooting an action scene and this film looks to really deliver on that front. And it's under 2 hours? Thank the Gods.  Tack on a great ensemble cast (very cool to see Alfie Allen aka Theon Greyjoy in there) and that makes this flick a must-see in theaters for me.

JOHN WICK will hit theaters on October 24, 2014.

Source: IGN

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