We’re finally getting a Demolition Man sequel as Sylvester Stallone confirms its development in a recent Q&A.
After a 17-year gap, Sylvester Stallone has confirmed that Demolition Man 2 is officially in the works at Warner Bros. The actor made the announcement in a recent Q&A held on Instagram. The movie will be a direct sequel to the original that was released back in 1993.
Directed by Marco Brambilla, the first movie was a sci-fi action flick set in a world where all crime is eliminated and pretty much everything is outlawed. Swearing, human contact, drugs and alcohol are all things of the past. The police don’t even carry weapons or protective equipment anymore.
The movie starts with villain Simon Phoneix (played by Wesley Snipes) taking a load of hostages in an abandoned building. The protagonist, John Spartan (played by Sylvester Stallone) leads an unsanctioned rescue mission which ultimately ends with Phoenix blowing the building up. Consequently, both men are then incarcerated and cryogenically frozen.
In the year 2032, Phoenix is thawed for a parole hearing. Taking advantage of the weak policing system and escapes, leading them to thaw Spartan in hopes he can help catch the dangerous criminal.
Of course, there is more to the story than that there’s actually a twist. But just in case there’s anyone that wants to watch it, I won’t spoil that. The movie is actually really enjoyable and quite funny in parts.
The movie also stars fan-favourite Sandra Bullock as naïve police officer, Lieutenant Lenina Huxley, in what was quite a big role for her at the time.
“I think it is coming,” Stallone said in his Q&A. “We’re working on it right now with Warner Brothers and it’s looking fantastic, so that should come out. That’s going to happen.”
Stallone also confirmed there is a streaming series remake of 1981’s Nighthawks in the works.
“We’re remaking [Nighthawks] as a streaming series at Universal,” Stallone revealed. “I’m really proud of all of these things that are coming back around because they’re holding up.”
Not only this, but his project based on the 1999 sci-fi novel Hunter written by James Byron Huggins is finally making progress after being “in the works for like 20 years.”
Stallone bought the rights to Hunter back in 2009 with the intention of incorporating it into a Rambo storyline.
The book revolves around “Nathaniel Hunter, whose hyper-tracking skills are employed to hunt down a raging beast, a half-human terror created by a renegade agency that is threatening to wreak havoc on civilization.”