Chad Stahelski is one of the best action directors working today. There’s no doubt about that. Stahelski has been a part of the industry since the 90s. He worked in the stunt department for films like The Matrix (he was Keanu Reeves’ stunt double), Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Zack Snyder’s 300 among many many others. But it’s when he stepped behind the camera and helmed JohnWick did we really notice the sheer brilliance this man can offer. The John Wick franchise has been a revelation. Stahelski’s action sequences aren’t just hard-hitting and pulsating, they’re also wonderfully choreographed and photographed.
Now, it looks like Stahelski is gearing up for his next film and it’s going to be about cars! Per Deadline:
A Quiet Place producers Andrew Form and Brad Fuller have set at Paramount an action movie described as a high-concept spin capturing the spirit of the great car movies, with a unique central relationship at its centre. Chad Stahelski is eyeing to direct; Andre Nemec and Josh Appelbaum will write the script. Form and Fuller will produce through their Par-based Fully Formed Entertainment, along with Stahelski through his 87eleven Entertainment banner. Midnight Radio’s Nemec & Applebaum will also be producers and 87eleven’s Jason Spitz will be executive producer.
This is a very promising project and not just because Stahelski will be directing. Andrew Form and Brad Fuller have produced a bunch of interesting projects including the aforementioned and absolutely brilliant A Quiet Place, as well as The Purge and Project Almanac. I’m not so sure about writers Nemec and Appelbaum, though as I’ve not been a fan of their past three films — Michael Bay’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles duology and Wonder Park.