Len Wiseman to direct John Wick spin-off Ballerina

Len Wiseman to direct John Wick spin-off Ballerina

"Ballerina" the female spinoff of the Hollywood blockbuster "John Wick" starring Keanu Reeves, is in the works with Len Wiseman on board as director. In Chapter 3, the Ruska Roma help Wick find safe passage to Casablanca after he is deemed excommunicado.

Well, we've not heard much on Ballerina in the time since, but some folks did notice that this year's John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum featured a number of ballerinas, in a sequence that was clearly laying the groundwork for whatever Lionsgate and company had planned for the project. The various factions in NY and around the world all answer to the High Table, which metes out deadly punishment to anyone out of line.

"Ballerina" is the first of what the studio hopes to be an extension to the larger universe, even as "John Wick 4" is set to be the next film in the franchise and has a Summer 2021 release date.

It's not yet confirmed who will play the character, but she was briefly glimpsed in Parabellum - as a ballerina training to become an assassin - in which she was played by Unity Phelan, an actual soloist with the New York City Ballet. This means that the titular ballerina is likely to be almost as deadly as Wick himself, having undergone the same training.

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Deadline broke the news earlier today that a spinoff movie of the popular action series - titled Ballerina - has been put on the fast track at Lionsgate.

The director will be Len Wiseman [Underworld, Die Hard 4.0], a fairly average director really, but at least we know he'll keep the action easy to follow just like his predecessors. His directorial features have a Rotten Tomatoes average of 40 percent.

Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee and Chad Stahelski are producing "Ballerina", with Reeves executive producing.

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