We have certainly entered a period of nostalgia, 22 years after Sylvester Stallone flexed his muscles in ‘Demolition Man’, he has confirmed a follow-up is being developed.
Stallone has been spending his self-isolation wisely recently by conducting a fan Q&A on his Instagram account. During the session, the burning question arose from one keen fan as to whether a sequel for the sci-fi actioner would ever get that sequel? To which Stallone confirmed that it will happen and that Warner Bros’ are actually working on it now.
“I think it is coming. 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.”
The Marco Brambilla directed 1993 film tells the story of two men: evil crime lord Phoenix played by Wesley Snipes, and the risk-taking police officer Sergeant John Sparton played by Stallone. Both are cryogenically frozen in 1996, then reanimated in 2032 to find mainstream society changed and all crime seemingly eliminated. That doesn’t stop Phoenix with as he goes on an unstoppable killing spree.
The film grossed $159,055,768 worldwide and also starred Sandra Bullock, Nigel Hawthorne and Benjamin Bratt.
Stallone also went on to confirm that 1981’s ‘Nighthawks’ was being remade into a streaming series at Universal and his long-in-gestation project ‘Hunter’ is finally making moves 20 years after obtaining the film rights to James Byron Huggins sci-fi novel.