JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2
CHAD STAHELSKI (Director) made his directorial debut with
2014's John Wick. The box-office and critical success starred Keanu Reeves,
Willem Dafoe, John Leguizamo, Adrianne Palicki, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen and
Ian McShane. His next directorial project is Highlander, a reboot of the 1986
cult classic that starred Christopher Lambert.
Stahelski hails from a martial arts background. He entered the film field as a
stunt performer at the age of 24 as a stunt double on The Crow, where he doubled
for the late Brandon Lee. The greatest break for Stahelski as a stuntman came
when he doubled for Keanu Reeves in the seminal sci-fi action hit The Matrix.
From there he moved on to fight choreography, stunt coordinating and second-unit
directing, working on titles such as Wild Wild West, The Replacements, The
Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, Van Helsing, Constantine, xXx: State of
the Union and 300. He has served as second-unit director on Captain America:
Civil War, The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Sherlock Holmes: A
Game of Shadows, The Brothers Grimsby, Hitman: Agent 47, Escape Plan, After
Earth, The Expendables 2, Safe and Ninja Assassin.
With partner David Leitch, Stahelski opened the action design company 8711 in
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