A major video game based on John Wick may eventually surface, according to new statements made by Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer, who revealed to investors during a recent earnings call that his studio is eager to see a title based on the action franchise starring Keanu Reeves released. Feltheimer confirmed that Lionsgate executives have already been “fielding proposals” for a John Wick game, and while he declined to say much more, the goal for it is to be a “big AAA” game. A John Wick game already exists in the form of John Wick Hex, developed by Bithell Games and released in 2020, while the fourth installment in the film series, John Wick: Chapter 4, is slated for release in theaters on March 24, 2023. A sneak peek for the movie was released by Lionsgate this summer.
“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. “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.”
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Given that each of the three movies have been box-office hits — all featuring some of the most genre-defining, stylized action and gun-fu around — a sprawling action game seems like a natural fit for John Wick’s character and story. There already is a “John Wick” video game that exists, of course; Mike Bithell’s independent “John Wick Hex” which was released in 2020 and re-imagined the gunman’s fighting as a strategy game akin to gunfire chess. But Feltheimer mentioned a AAA game: something that would require a sizable budget, but that eager fans have been demanding for years.