Something for the critics to whine about for another year.
Keanu Reeves will be playing John Constantine of Hellblazer fame. The movie is to be titled ‘Constantine’ and is based on “Dangerous Habits,” the 1994 graphic novel by Irish writer Garth Ennis, where Constantine, finds himself straddling the line between life and death, heaven and hell.
For my part, in as much as I am a Keanu fan I am not really on board with this casting choice. Constantine is a hardened, grizzled, cynical and aging englishman who is dying of lung cancer and chain smokes in spite of it. He’s also a blonde. They made the character american for some ungodly reason and although they kept the lung cancer/chain smoking bit you know Keanu just doesnt look the part.
I’m going to keep my mind open on this one. Hopefully Keanu does one of those Travolta-esque deals where he rises above the expectations of the public and finally shows what he is capable of, but I doubt this is the role that does it. I do think that the movie has alot of potential, but you have to completely throw out any knowlege of the actual stories if you want to enjoy it at all. Very dissapointing.