Director: Chad Stahelski
Propmaster: Vinny Mazzarella
Set Decorator: Susan Bode
you know that international assassin John Wick retired briefly and
pursued his love of restoring and collecting Victorian children’s books?
Well, that was in the original script, at any rate. I was hired to
recommend, track down and purchase books, including first editions of
Thomas Bewick’s beautifully illustrated Fables of Aesop. I also trained
Keanu Reeves in various bookbinding skills, worked on set as technical
advisor while they shot those scenes, and doubled for his hands in
close-ups. His shop – which you see briefly on screen when he smashes
open the floor – was filled with my books, cabinets, tools and
equipment. On the sequel, I also helped out with the marker book and a
few other things.
Thank you so much to viktoriareeves for making me curious ♥