Lionsgate is interested in a ‘big AAA’ John Wick game

John Wick

More virtual Keanu

Lionsgate is toying with the idea of another John Wick video game. The entertainment company’s CEO said in a recent earnings call that the studio is fielding proposals.

As reported by IndieWire, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer said the company has been “fielding proposals” around a John Wick game.

“I don’t want to get ahead of myself here, but we believe there is a big AAA game to be made out of John Wick,” said Feltheimer. “We have been fielding proposals. We certainly are interested in moving that forward, but I don’t want to say anything more about that at this time.”

It’s not a major commitment. But it is interest in a franchise that’s already seen some adaptation, and could see more.

I’m thinkin’ I’m back

John Wick has already had his own game, in the form of Bithell Games’ John Wick Hex. The studio imagined Wick’s action-heavy shootouts in turn-based strategy puzzles, in a way that reminded me a bit of Invisible, Inc.

It sounds like John Wick Hex turned out alright, too. But the CEO’s choice of words, in “big” and “AAA,” bring to mind a hefty investment.

Considering the only other John Wick adaptation we have in the virtual space aside from Hex is a Fortnite cameo, there’s still room. A studio like Sloclap could absolutely tackle something fast-paced and action-heavy in the Wick universe. Though my personal choice would be to give this the Alpha Protocol treatment. Either way, I’m all for more digital Keanu.

Eric Van Allen