As reported by Collider, New Line has released an official plot synopsis for John Wick: Chapter 2. The film, written by Derek Kolstad and directed by Chad Stahelski (who wrote and directed the original), finds John Wick unable to enjoy a quiet life of retirement, as he’s again drawn back into the hyperviolent world of crime and murder where first he made his name.
Here is the synopsis for John Wick: Chapter 2 in full:
Keanu Reeves returns in the sequel to the 2014 hit as legendary hitman John Wick who is forced to back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world’s deadliest killers.
While I must confess, I have not actually seen The first film, as much as i enjoy a good old fashion action/super assassin style film. I guess I need to check it out sooner than later. In my defense I was a bit underwhelmed at the ideal of Keanu Reeves taking on another suspected mind numbing shooter film and learning the primise, John Wick goes on a murderous rampage because someone killed his pet dog just seemed way to silly for me to try and indulge regardless of the consistent praise the film was given and the seemingly mythological fan adored pedestal on which the original film seems to have been placed upon.