We’re not sure why John Wick is the poster boy for action movies these days (to quote Paul Bramhall: “Hong Kong cinema has been doing it for ages”), but it certainly deserves the credit for re-igniting that over-the-top, intricately choreographed shoot ’em up action trend that’s not going to die anytime soon.
In addition to Atomic Blonde – as well as Peppermint (and to a lesser extent, Proud Mary) – there’s another female-centric actioner in development that’s apparently going to be a part of a John Wick cinematic Universe.
Up and coming writer, Shay Hatten, recently sold Lionsgate his script for Ballerina, which involves “a young woman raised as an assassin who must hunt down the other assassins that murdered her family” (via THR). The studio’s plan is to fine tune the story so it fits within the John Wick franchise (Ares from John Wick 2 starring Ruby Rose perhaps?).
We’ll keep you updated on Mrs. John Wick as more news becomes available. For now, we leave you with the Trailer for 1996’s Beyond Hypothermia, because promoting Asian film is our #1 priority.