John Wick Spin-Off Reportedly Eyed With Ballerina Thriller
Lionsgate has scooped up a female-led spec script called Ballerina that is apparently set to be used to launch a possible John Wick spin-off film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Lionsgate reportedly beat out Warner Bros. and Universal for the rights to Ballerina, which will be produced by Basil Iwanyk. Iwanyk’s production company, Thunder Road Pictures, is behind the John Wick franchise.
Details remain thin but Ballerina apparently sees a young woman, trained and raised as an assassin, on the trail of the killers that murdered her family. The script is written by 23-year old Shay Hatten, currently working as an assistant writer for Robert Downey Jr.’s production company, Team Downey.