Constantine 2 Gets Greenlight With Keanu Reeves Returning
Warner Brothers have revealed that they are moving ahead with Constantine 2, a sequel to the 2005 supernatural super hero flick, with Keanu Reeves returning to reprise his role as the titular character.
Keanu Reeves as John Constantine in the 2005 film adaptation, Constantine.
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As reported by Deadline, "Warner Bros will develop another instalment of the 2005 supernatural thriller Constantine, and the studio is re-teaming star Keanu Reeves and director Francis Lawrence, who made his helming debut on the original."
When it opened 17 years ago the Reeves-starring pic based on the intricate DC character grossed over $200 million in 2005 box office dollars worldwide. It opened a world of potential, and fans have long been hot on a sequel. Reeves will reprise as supernatural exorcist and demonologist John Constantine, who in the original is dying but stays around to save his soul by keeping demons from hell from breaching earth. He also gets between a battle between the archangel Gabriel and Lucifer.
Akiva Goldsman is on board to write the script as well as produce the film through his company Weed Road Pictures, alongside Bad Robot’s J.J. Abrams and Hannah Minghella. Lorenzo DiBonaventura and Erwin Stoff will executive produce.