Genre: THRILLER / ACTION / FANTASY / HORROR
Release Dates: FEBRUARY 18, 2005
Official Websites: constantinemovie.warnerbros.com
Taglines: Hell wants him. Heaven won’t take him. Earth needs him.
The wager between heaven and hell is on Earth.
Production Company: Village Roadshow / Weed Road ictures / Di Bonaventura Pictures
Based on the DC/Vertigo comic book Hellblazer, Constantine tells the story of irreverent supernatural detective John Constantine (played by Keanu Reeves), who has literally been to hell and back. When Constantine teams up with skeptical policewoman Angela Dodson (Rachel Weisz) to solve the mysterious suicide of her 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 otherworldy events, the two become inextricably involved and seek to find their own peace at whatever cost.
Crew: Francis Lawrence (director); Jamie Delano and Garth Ennis (original comic book Hellblazer that film is based on); Kevin Brodbin (story); Kevin Brodbin and Frank Cappello (screenplay); Cherylanne Martin (associate producer); Josh McLaglen (co-producer); Lorenzo DiBonaventura, Michael E. Uslan, Erwin Stoff, Lauren Shuler Donner, Benjamin Melniker and Akiva Goldsman (producers) Gilbert Adler and Michael Aguilar (executive producers)
Cast: Keanu Reeves as John Constantine, Rachel Weisz as Angela Dodson/Isabel Dodson, Shia LaBeouf as Chas, Djimon Hounsou as Midnite, Max Baker as Beeman, Pruitt Taylor Vince as Father Hennessy, Gavin Rossdale as Balthazar, Tilda Swinton as Gabriel, Peter Stormare as Satan, Jesse Ramirez as Scavenger, Jose Zuniga as Detective Weiss, Francis Guinan as Father Garret, Larry Cedar as Vermin Man, April Grace as Dr. Leslie Archer and Suzanne Whang as Mother
Studio: Warner Brothers
Film Fetish trivia:
In the comic book Hellblazer on which the movie is based, the character of John Constantine is from Liverpool. In the movie, the character is from Los Angeles.
The movie Constantine is based on the comic book Hellblazer, but the movie title was changed because it was too similar to Hellraiser. The comic book also was meant to be called Hellraiser, but Clive Barker had already come up with the title first.
Originally, Tarsem (The Cell) was attached to direct with Nicolas Cage to star.
The Spear of Destiny from the film is the same one as used in the movie Hellboy.
Peter Stormare originally auditioned for the role of Balthazar.