Actor Keanu Reeves may have been the butt of a lot of jokes back when the Matrix Trilogy wrapped up, but if there’s an actor who’s learn to cater his roles to his strengths, it’s him. The 2014 film John Wick managed to bring just the perfect amount of stoicism and badassery to the title character to make it fall squarely in his range.
Now it sounds like another Keanu Reeves vehicle has just started production, namely the film Replicas. This isn’t the first we’d heard of this. The film was first announced back in October of 2014, but since that time has pretty much disappeared from the public eye. It’s unclear why it was stalled for so long, but today, Remstar Studios announced they would be co-financing the flick with Riverstone Pictures (via Coming Soon).
What’s more is that principal photography began over a week ago on August 10. The movie is set to be helmed by Traitor director Jeffrey Nachmanoff with a screenplay from xXx: Return of Xander Cage and London Has Fallen screenwriter Chat St. John.
The synopsis for the film is below:
“In Replicas, Reeves plays a scientist who, after losing his family in a horrific car accident, struggles to bring his wife and kids back to life by cloning them. When a ruthless corporation discovers their existence and calls for their destruction, he must protect their lives at all costs.”
Will Replicas be a movie that, like John Wick, falls squarely within actor Keanu Reeves’ talent range? Let’s hope so. I know that if a film like this had come out before John Wick, I likely would not have treated it very seriously. Now, I see a whole lot of potential for some action-packed, melodramatic fun.
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SOURCE: Coming Soon