Natural American Spirit -
John Constantine has been
to hell and back.
Born with a gift he didnít want, the ability to clearly
recognize the half-breed angels and demons that walk the
earth in human skin, Constantine (KEANU REEVES)
was driven to take his own life to escape the tormenting
clarity of his vision. But he failed. Resuscitated
against his will, he found himself cast back into the
land of the living. Now, marked as an attempted suicide
with a temporary lease on life, he patrols the earthly
border between heaven and hell, hoping in vain to earn
his way to salvation by sending the devilís foot
soldiers back to the depths.
Constantine is no saint. Disillusioned
by the world around him and at odds with the one
beyond, heís a hard-drinking, hard-living bitter
hero who scorns the very idea of heroism.
Constantine will fight to save your
soul but he doesnít want your admiration or your
thanks Ė and certainly not your sympathy. All he
wants is a reprieve.
When a desperate but skeptical police detective
(RACHEL WEISZ as Angela Dodson) enlists his help
in solving the mysterious death of her beloved
twin sister (also played by Weisz), their
investigation takes them through the world of
demons and angels that exists just beneath the
landscape of contemporary Los Angeles. Caught in
a catastrophic series of otherworldly events,
the two become inextricably involved and seek to
find their own peace at whatever cost.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents in association
with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Donnersí
Company / Batfilm Productions / Weed Road
Pictures / 3 Arts Entertainment Production:
Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz star in
Constantine, also starring Shia LaBeouf,
Tilda Swinton, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Djimon
Hounsou, Gavin Rossdale and Peter Stormare.
Directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay
by Kevin Brodbin and Frank Cappello, story by
Kevin Brodbin, Constantine is based on
characters from the DC Comics/Vertigo Hellblazer
Graphic Novels and is produced by Lauren Shuler
Donner, Benjamin Melniker, Michael Uslan, Erwin
Stoff, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Akiva Goldsman.
Executive producers are Gilbert Adler and
Michael Aguilar. Philippe Rousselot, A.F.C./A.S.C.,
is the director of photography; Naomi Shohan,
the production designer; and Wayne Wahrman, A.C.E., the
editor. Music is by Brian Tyler and Klaus Badelt.