First Look at Keanu Reeves as a Hit Man with a Vendetta in 'John Wick'

For devotees of the Keanu Reeves oeuvre, nothing is more satisfying than seeing the deadpan actor at his most intense and hard-driven.

As you can see in the first peek at Reeves in the upcoming film John Wick, his fans should have plenty to celebrate.

The film features Reeves as an ex-hitman “out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him,” according to the press notes. The cast also includes Adrianne Palicki, Bridget Moynahan, Ian McShane, John Leguizamo and Willem Dafoe.

The film opens nationwide on Oct 24th.

First Look: Keanu Reeves in Action as Vengeful Hitman 'John Wick'

It's been awhile since Keanu Reeves has really done anything worth paying attention to, but maybe a new shot of him getting back into action, and not in some weird medieval fantasy world, will help him get his groove back. John Wick is a new action thriller coming this fall, and while the title doesn't sound like anything special, the first look image of Reeves in the film is pretty bad ass, showing the star of The Matrix franchise armed and dangerous, complete with some longer hair and a beard. The film sees Reeves as the titular character, an ex-hitman who is out for vengeance. Sounds generic, but we're still hoping for the best.

John Wick is directed by David Leitch & Chad Stahelski and written by Derek Kolstad (The Package, One in the Chamber). Keanu Reeves plays the title character, an ex-hitman on an adrenaline-fueled path to revenge and redemption when he is forced back into action by a sadistic young thug and must hunt down his adversaries with the skill and ruthlessness that made him an underworld legend. Bridget Moynahan, Michael Nyqvist, Jason Isaacs, Willem Dafoe, Lance Reddick, Alfie Allen, Adrianne Palicki and Dean Winters also star in the film which is slated to hit theaters this fall on October 24th.

Lookin' good, Mr. Reeves