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John Wick’s The Continental Stuns with ’57 Minutes’ of Pure Adrenaline Series Finale

The John Wick franchise has set a benchmark in modern Hollywood. The film series is recognized for its heart-stopping action and authentic fight choreography. Fans eagerly awaiting the next installment in this adrenaline-fueled world can now set their sights on the prequel series, The Continental: From the World of John Wick. Following its predecessors’ reputation, the series promises a finale with a staggering ’57 minutes’ of unbroken action, a testament to the franchise’s dedication to delivering heart-racing entertainment.

The cinematic legacy of John Wick has paved the way for the series, but The Continental aims to be more than just a shadow of its influential origin. In a candid interview with Den of Geek, Basil Iwanyk, the executive producer who has been a guiding force behind all four John Wick movies, shared his enthusiasm about the project. Besides the series, Iwanyk is also invested in the spinoff film Ballerina, tracing the journey of Ana de Armas’ character in the interval between John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum and John Wick: Chapter 4.

Albert Hughes, known for his work on The Book of Eli, is the chosen director steering the ship of The Continental. Hughes acknowledges the daunting task of diving into a world as iconic as John Wick’s. Drawing parallels with Jon Favreau’s approach to Star Wars or Noah Hawley’s spin on Fargo, Hughes emphasizes that while adaptations are not novel, the unique essence of John Wick makes this endeavor distinct. His promise of an action climax that spans nearly an hour solidifies the commitment to jaw-dropping spectacle.

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A significant factor contributing to the raw, immersive action sequences that fans associate with the John Wick franchise is the involvement of 87eleven Action Design. This esteemed action choreography and direction studio has their signature on blockbusters like The Hunger Games, The Bourne Legacy, Deadpool 2, and of course, the earlier John Wick films.

The studio’s prowess in curating lifelike, dynamic combat scenes is undeniable. Their dedication to realism even saw Keanu Reeves, Hollywood’s beloved action star and the face of John Wick, undergo rigorous training in kickboxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and weapon handling to authentically portray the lethal assassin.

Consisting of three episodes, each an hour in length, The Continental: From the World of John Wick aims to carve its niche while paying homage to its roots. The creators aspire for the finale to spark enough intrigue and leave sufficient narrative space for potential sequels. However, as both Hughes and Iwanyk point out, the series’ future hinges on its audience reception. Iwanyk succinctly captures the challenge, expressing the need for the series to establish its unique identity while ensuring viewers instantly recognize it as a branch of the vast John Wick universe.

Eager enthusiasts don’t have to wait long; The Continental will grace screens in September 2023. For US viewers, Peacock is the platform of choice, while UK fans can catch the action on Prime Video. As the legacy of John Wick expands, The Continental is poised to be a thrilling addition, promising audiences an action-packed journey in a world they have come to love.

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‘I am officially off the market’: When Margot Robbie revealed she made the ‘conscious’ decision of not dating actors

Margot Robbie revealed her decision to not date actors because of the media scrutiny that came with a public relationship of two high-profile actors
Back in 2015, A-lister Margot Robbie made a declaration that she would not be dating any actors. The actress may have alluded to her fiance Tom Ackerley, who she married the following year in 2016. In an exclusive interview with Marie Claire, she revealed that being in a relationship as an actor herself came with its own set of challenges. She believed that dating someone who was popular would add on to the media scrutiny.

Margot Robbie opened up on why she made a conscious decision to not date actorsTalking to Marie Claire, she claimed, “I am officially off the market.” She then shared the reasoning behind her decision and added, “I made a conscious decision not to date actors.” She continued to explain, “But not because I hate actors. That’s a nasty generalization to make, and that’s not the case. People take such an interest in your love life when you have a profile, it puts a lot of stress on a relationship.”
The Barbie actress continued, “So two people with profiles, I figure it’s just double the amount of scrutiny, and I’d like to avoid that at all costs.” This came after reports of her locking lips with Tarzan co-star Alexander Skarsgard started making rounds. It was reported that she was caught kissing the actor during the Sundance Film Festival.

Margot Robbie revealed she opted for a minimal lifestyle even after becoming an actorIn the interview, Robbie also opened up about how she was adapting to fame. She shared, “I have a normal 24-year-old life. If I were a waitress, I’d probably have the exact same lifestyle. I’d go to the same clubs I go to already, live in the same house with the same housemates, hang out with the same people.”
However, Margot Robbie tied the knot with Tom Ackerley who is an English producer and actor. The duo met on the sets of 2013 movie Suite Francaise where Tom was working as an assistant director. Post marriage, both of them launched their production company LuckyChap Entertainment.

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Monica Bellucci and Tin Burton at lunch in the restaurant in Selci Lama

For All Saints’ Day, the Hollywood star from Tiferno returned to his native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and then visit his parentsOn the occasion of the All Saints’ Day celebrations, the Hollywood star of Tiferno origin, Monica Bellucci, returned to her native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and to visit her father Pasquale and her mother Brunella.Flanked by her current partner Tim Burton, she went to lunch, together with about twenty old friends, at the Osteria del Musicista, which has always been her favorite restaurant, in Selci Lama.Menu dedicated to typical dishes of the area, which includes an appetizer with breadsticks lined with coppa, duck in porchetta and grilled pork livers, polenta with wild boar sauce accompanied by the very typical cappelletti in broth.To conclude, a dessert based on fried “ciaccia” with Nutella and roasted chestnuts.
Having paid the bill and greeted the restaurant owner and lifelong friend, Roberto Polchi, Monica brought home cappelletti and broth for a family dinner.

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‘Rocky’ Was Quite Different In His Original Screenplay, Sylvester Stallone Claims

Sylvester Stallone took his friend’s advice on a rewrite of the original screenplay to Rocky. A few tweaks later, he was on his way to major success.
In the new Netflix documentary Sly, Stallone discussed how he initially conceived of the project, which had a much harder edge. In the early version, Rocky was depicted as a “thuggish” character, inspired by Martin Scorsese’s crime drama, Mean Streets.

But Stallone’s perspective changed when a friend read the script and thought the boxer was too cruel for audiences to actually care about him.
Stallone recalled her crying.

“She goes, ‘I hate Rocky. I hate him. He’s cruel. He hits people. He beats them up.’”
Stallone took it to heart, and asked what he could do to soften the character.

“I said, ‘what if you stop short of it?’ Like, maybe he almost did. He could have, that’s his job, but he doesn’t?’ ‘That’d be nice,’” he added. “I said, ‘What if he had a girlfriend or something?’ ‘Yeah, that’s nice.’ So I go back, start writing that: ‘Girlfriend. Nice.’”
$117 million in box office later, a franchise was born.

Stallone also revealed that actor Dolph Lundgren sent him to the hospital during one fight scene in Rocky IV.
“Dolph Lundgren… he pulverized me,” Stallone says in the documentary. “Later that night, my heart started to swell—which happens when the heart hits the chest—and then my blood pressure went up to 260, and they thought I was going to be talking to angels. Next thing I know, I’m in intensive care, where I’m surrounded by nuns, and I thought, ‘OK, that’s curtains.’”
Stallone was in the hospital for nine days following the incident, praying for “one more round.”
“For the first minute of the fight, it is going to be a free-for-all,” Stallone told Lundgren. The Swedish actor joked in a separate interview that all he did was “obey orders,” explaining, “[Stallone] was the boss. I did what he told me.”
Doctors allegedly told Stallone that he received a blow to the ribs that made his heart rattle around in his ribcage, a condition typically seen in head-on collisions. “I did hit a bus, of sorts,” Stallone joked.

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