JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 4’s Script Is Now Available Online

By the time an action film franchise reaches its fourth installment, it’s usually starting to run out of steam. (The Mission: Impossible series notwithstanding.) But there was zero franchise fatigue for the latest installment of the John Wick series, which released its fourth, and maybe best, entry this past summer. John Wick: Chapter 4 blew away expectations, and delivered some of the best action set pieces we’ve ever seen. But even with a movie where its lead Keanu Reeves only speaks 380 words, it all starts with the script. Now, you can read the full script for John Wick: Chapter 4 online, written by Shay Hatten and Michael Finch. It’s all a part of Deadline’s “Read the Screenplay” series, which you can check out by clicking here.

Keanu Reeves' John Wick in a black suit and long hair walks down a road lined with trees in Chapter 4
Murray Close/Lionsgate

The fourth installment in the John Wick series from Lionsgate is the highest-grossing of the franchise. It raked in some $440 million at the box office. And all on a relatively modest budget of $100 million. It also got stellar reviews from both fans and critics alike. Originally, director Chad Stahelski was going to leave the John Wick series as a trilogy. But later, he and Keanu Reeves came up with the idea of a samurai-inspired movie. Soon, they were off to the races, and John Wick: Chapter 4 became a reality.

If you’ve seen the film (and please, we recommend watching it before reading the script), then you know that John Wick: Chapter 4 fooled us into thinking that it was the end. But alas, there’s a fifth John Wick movie in development. It seems Keanu Reeves will revive himself and choose to go back to the world of the High Table and meticulously dressed contract killers, after all. In the meantime, we will see him in the role of John Wick again soon. He appears in the spin-off film The Ballerina, starring Ana de Armas, hitting theaters on June 7, 2024.

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