John Wick was undeniably one of the critical hits of 2014. The IMDb synopsis had hinted at a knock-off Taken - if such a thing could exist - though what we got was a taut, stylish, thrilling that served as a dizzying return to form for Keanu Reeves.

John WickJohn Wick was one of the critical success stories of 2014

As the slew of positive reviews rained in, there was talk of a potential franchise and, now, directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch have confirmed that a sequel is already in the works. 

"We're in development right now," Stahelski told, "We have ideas for days and without blinking twice we know we can outdo the action from the original.It's the matter of story and how much you like the character. That's always the most important. If there's great action but you have a character that no one likes and doesn't have charisma you're not going to watch it."

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"Look at any great action star, whether it's Harrison Ford or Liam Neeson or Robert Downey Jr., pick a name, you love the guy first. Good action, bad action, you just love them in action. So we want to make sure we have a story and a character that everybody loves and then we'll dress it with action that we promise will be awesome."

"You gotta go on a journey with the guy and have to like the guy," Leitch added.

Stahelski and Leitch - stuntmen turned directors - are hot property in Hollywood and are in early talks to helm Cowboy Ninja Viking, with Chris Pratt.

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