John Wick 2 Co-Director Steps Down

The sequel to last year’s beloved cult action thriller “John Wick” has lost one of its two directors.

The first film starred Keanu Reeves stars as an ex-hitman who comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that killed his late wife’s dog.

Collider reports that David Leitch, who co-wrote and co-helmed the first film with Chad Stahelski, will step down from the director’s chair so that Stahelski will take the helm solo.

Leitch remains involved with the film though and will still serve as executive producer. The reason is thought to be due to Leitch focusing his attention on another project which has yet to be revealed.