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‘John Wick’ Screenwriter Penning Original Action-Thriller for Cristal Pictures

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‘John Wick’ Screenwriter Penning Original Action-Thriller for Cristal Pictures,
The feature is planned as a first installment of a potential franchise.
Cristal Pictures has acquired an original pitch from John Wick screenwriter Derek Kolstad for an action-thriller, titled The Steward.
While the plot for the project is being kept under wraps, it is being planned as a first installment of a potential franchise with worldwide appeal. Cristal, which is backed by China’s East Light Media, will fully-finance and produce the feature.
The pitch was brought into Cristal by EVP of production Nick D’Angelo, acquired in an aggressive pre-emptive bid.
Kolstad recently signed on to pen the third installment in the Lionsgate franchise, which stars Keanu Reeves as a retired assassin. John Wick 2, which came out in February of this year, grossed $166 million at the global box office. Kolstad is repped by APA, Circle of Confusion and Behr Abramson.
Cristal Pictures is gearing up for the release the action-comedy Hitman’s Bodyguard, which stars Ryan Reynolds and Sam Jackson.
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The feature is planned as a first installment of a potential franchise.

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