2013 thriller Escape Plan may not seem like a film screaming out for a sequel – it only made $25 million at the US box office and the reviews were not kind – but like some other projects, it did well overseas, particularly in China. Now news arrives via Deadline that star Sylvester Stallone is being brought back to take more of a supporting role in a sequel.
Escape Plan saw Stallone playing prisoner designer Ray Breslin, doubled-crossed and left in a high-tech facility with the worst that society has to offer. With the help of Arnold Schwarzenegger's Emil Rottmayer, Breslin formulates a plot to win his freedom. Quite what he will be doing in the new one is anyone's guess, though we figure he might be helping someone else break out of incarceration. Or maybe he will be making sure someone can't?
The story has yet to be revealed, but the first film's writer Miles Chapman is back and shooting is already scheduled for March in Ohio and China, but there is no word on a director as yet.