‘Underworld’ Director To Helm Female-Centric ‘John Wick’ Spinoff Movie Titled ‘Ballerina’
The John Wick universe already has a TV show prequel titled The Continental being developed and a fourth movie is already being developed and has a scheduled release date of May 21, 2021. Now there will also be a John Wick spinoff movie centering around a female assassin.
Lionsgate is creating Ballerina, a female-centric action spinoff of the John Wick franchise. Lionsgate has tapped Len Wiseman to direct the film. Wiseman is best known for being a writer and director for the original Underworld movie in 2003, as well as Underworld: Evolution, 2012’s Total Recall, Live Free or Die Hard and is working on McClane, the origin story movie for NYPD Detective Lieutenant John McClane.
The script for the Ballerina movie is being written by Shay Hatten, who helped write John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.
According to Deadline, “Ballerina focuses on a young female assassin who seeks revenge against the people who killed her family.”
There is no word on whether Halle Berry will be back as Sofia or if John Wick will actually be in the movie, but Keanu Reeves is involved as an executive producer.
There was a character named “Ballerina” in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum played by professional dancer Unity Phelan. No word on whether if that character is the one in the spinoff movie.
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum made $323 million worldwide after John Wick: Chapter 2 earned $171.5, and the original John Wick movie made $88.8.