Ballerina, the John Wick spin-off with Ana de Armas, a prelude to John Wick 4, expands the world of professional assassins inhabited by the character of Keanu Reeves. Screenwriter Shay Hatten explains how.
Ballerinalo spin-off Of John Wick interpreted by Ana de Armaswill be a curious object: temporally placed between John Wick 3 and the imminent John Wick 4 (in cinemas from March 23), will also participate Keanu Reeves and was not originally born as part of the saga. The screenwriter Shay Hatten explained to Total Film what to expect from the feature film currently in production.
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Ballerina and the infinite potential of the world of John Wick
Shay Hatten is the co-writer of Ballerina, spin-off from the John Wick saga placed before John Wick 4: directed by Len Wiseman and starring Ana de Armasthe film is inspired by a scene from John Wick 3: Parabellum, to focus (after recasting, from the dancer Unity Phelan to Ana) on a character who was seen in that circumstance. The most curious thing is that the film it was not born as part of the sagabut it became so during construction, after the Lionsgate acquired Hatten’s script and decided to merge, for a rewrite that Hatten worked with theEmerald Fennell of A Promising Woman. Yet, according to Shay, it all adds up.
I think this film opens us up new ways in this world. There are small groups of several crime families, different corners of a world that John would never have reason to visit in the main story. But Ballerinain the context of ballet company that we see John visit in the third film, explore a character who has passed through, then follow him on a journey to a new pocket of Wick’s world, a context that we have not seen in any of the previous four films. In my opinion this really shows the unlimited potential of expansion (of the saga), of exploration of its gray areas.
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