Lionsgate has won a bidding war to pick up “Ballerina,” Shay Hatten’s female-centric spec action script which will serve as a platform for a possible “John Wick” spinoff
Basil Iwanyk’s Thunder Road production company, which is behind the ‘Wick’ franchise, is producing the film which is said to be in the vein of pulpy and hyperstylized take on “La Femme Nikita”.
The story follows a young woman raised as an assassin who must hunt down the other assassins that murdered her family. Lionsgate beat out Warner Bros. and Universal for the script and sees the potential for it to grow its ‘Wick’ franchise.
Source: Heat Vision