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A New ‘John Wick’ Spin-Off Movie Will Feature A Female Super-Assassin
A new feature length spin-off movie set in the same world as Keanu Reeves’ ex-hitman John Wick is in the works — but unlike the previous films, and the upcoming Wick flick, this one will feature a female lead.
Titled Ballerina, the movie will center around a young woman who was trained as an assassin after her family was murdered, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which broke the news after the script for the film was picked up by Lionsgate.
But beyond that, we don’t know much about the film other than it’s being described The Reporter as a kind of rehash of La Femme Nikita, but with a dash of Quentin Tarantino’s hyper stylized mayhem. This all kind of points to Ballerina being an adrenaline-fueled revenge rampage, with all the trappings of the Wick franchise — nice cars, guns, and a class chambered in, well, whatever suits your tastes.
The July 25 announcement comes the heels of two other developments: The first, that Reeves will reprise his role as the titular hitman in John Wick: 3; and the second: That the world of super assassins who pay their way with doubloons like strapped pirates, will expand even further in The Continental miniseries on CBS.
With a whole new feature film on the way and a young star, we might get to see how assassins are recruited and trained before they become living legends like John Wick. But more importantly, the expansion of the Wick universe means we might just see a growing catalogue of films featuring the strange, shadowy world of dapper assassins.
Let’s just hope Ballerina keeps the style, but not all the traditions of the John Wick franchise — really don’t want to see another dog get killed. Though, they could always take it in a very different direction.
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An 18-year-old Army recruit at Fort Jackson died following a "medical emergency" before a training drill, according to an officials with the base.
Police arrest suspected terrorist for 1985 hijacking in which Navy diver Robert D. Stethem was murdered
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek police have arrested a 65-year-old Lebanese man suspected of involvement in the 1985 hijacking of a Trans World Airlines (TWA) plane in which a U.S. navy diver was killed.
A Greek police official said on Saturday the suspect had disembarked from a cruise ship on the island of Mykonos on Thursday and that his name came up as being wanted by German authorities.
The last time the world saw Marine veteran Austin Tice, he had been taken prisoner by armed men. It was unclear whether his captors were jihadists or allies of Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad who were disguised as Islamic radicals.
Blindfolded and nearly out of breath, Tice spoke in Arabic before breaking into English:"Oh Jesus. Oh Jesus."
That was from a video posted on YouTube on Sept. 26, 2012, several weeks after Tice went missing near Damascus, Syria, while working as a freelance journalist for McClatchy and the Washington Post.
Now that Tice has been held in captivity for more than seven years, reporters who have regular access to President Donald Trump need to start asking him how he is going to bring Tice home.