“Underworld” and “Live Free or Die Hard” director Len Wiseman has been hired to direct “Ballerina,” a female-centric spinoff of the “John Wick” franchise for Lionsgate.
Shay Hatten penned the script which focuses on a young female assassin who seeks revenge against the people who killed her family. The character was glimpsed in “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum” which Hatten penned, the scribe also writing Zack Snyder’s upcoming “Army of the Dead”.
The picture is on a fast track with Basil Iwanyk Erica Lee, Keanu Reeves and Chad Stahelski all set to produce. It isn’t clear at this point whether Reeves will be in the film though if he does it will be a cameo.
The project is separate from “John Wick: Chapter 4” which remains on track for a May 2021 release. The recent third film generated more than $323 million worldwide at the box office and has become the highest-grossing home entertainment title Lionsgate has released in more than five years.