While Lionsgate still has two more John Wick movies on their way, the studio is reportedly also considering a “big AAA game” based on the franchise.
During an earnings call today, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer mentioned that the company has been discussing proposals for the game, though nothing is set in stone yet.
“I don’t want to get ahead of myself here, but we believe there is a big AAA game to be made out of ‘John Wick,'” Feltheimer said during the call, according to a report by IndieWire. “We have been fielding proposals. We certainly are interested in moving that forward, but I don’t want to say anything more about that at this time.”
As IndieWire pointed out, if Lionsgate goes through with the game, it would mark the first time the action-heavy franchise has been turned into an AAA title. Bithell Games already created John Wick Hex, a strategy game based on the John Wick movie series. However, the Lionsgate game would have a much larger budget.
IGN gave John Wick Hex a 6.8 in our review calling it a “simple, smart” strategy game that lacked polish.
Since the franchise began with the release of John Wick in 2014, its three movies have been box-office hits. We gave John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum an 8.5 in our review, calling it “chock full of inventive set-pieces and brutal kills.” John Wick: Chapter 4 is also slated to release in 2023 after being delayed by nearly a year.
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