Keanu Reeves and Francis Lawrence are teaming up to bring John Constantine back to the big screen for the first time in more than fifteen years.
It’s been well known that J.J. Abrams has been developing a new Constantine series for HBO Max under his Bad Robot banner, but it seems Warner Bros. Discovery has other plans for the iconic character. According to Deadline, Warner Bros. is working on a sequel to the 2005 Constantine film, with star Keanu Reeves and director Francis Lawrence returning.
J.J. Abrams is attached to the Constantine sequel. Akiva Goldsman is also on board as a producer and expected to write the screenplay of the film. It’s been 17 years since Constantine was released in theaters, but the DC film has become a cult classic within the geek community.
Is This Part Of DC’s New Plan?
A Constantine sequel with Keanu Reeves might also offer some insight into Warner Bros. Discovery’s DC Universe plans and could mean other idle franchises might be resurrected. We also know the studio is looking for someone to become the “Kevin Feige” of the DCU.
Here is the synopsis for the 2005 film:
Based on the DC Comics/Vertigo Hellblazer graphic novels and written by Kevin Brodbin and Frank Cappello, Constantine tells the story of John Constantine (Keanu Reeves), a man who has literally been to hell and back. When he teams up with skeptical policewoman Angela Dodson (Rachel Weisz) to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister, their investigation takes them through the world of demons and angels that exists just beneath the landscape of contemporary Los Angeles. Caught in a catastrophic series of otherworldly events, the two become inextricably involved and seek to find their own peace at whatever cost.
Directed by Francis Lawrence, the film stars Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Shia LaBeouf, Tilda Swinton, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Djimon Hounsou, Gavin Rossdale, and Peter Stormare.
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