Demolition Man fans may be pleased to hear that a sequel could arrive nearly 3o years after the original release. The news came from Sylvester Stallone, who starred in the 1993 sci-fi action movie with Wesley Snipes and Sandra Bullock. In a recent Q&A with his fans on Instagram, Stallone teased that a Demolition Man sequel might be in development in the near future.
“I think there is one coming,” Stallone said. “We’re working on it right now with Warner Bros. and it’s looking fantastic. So that should come out, that’s going to happen.”
You can watch the full Q&A in the player below. Stallone’s comment about the Demolition Man sequel is around the 5-minute mark.
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The official synopsis of Demolition Man reads:
“With innocent victims caught in the crossfire in Los Angeles’ intensifying war on crime, both cop John Spartan (Sylvester Stallone) and violent thug Simon Phoenix (Wesley Snipes) are sentenced to a state of frozen incarceration known as “CryoPrison.” When Spartan is finally thawed 36 years later, it’s 2032, and Los Angeles is now a pacifist utopia called San Angeles. But with Phoenix again on the loose, Spartan must team up with future cop Lenina (Sandra Bullock) to apprehend the killer.“
Even though the critics didn’t all enjoy it, the movie debuted at No. 1 at the box office back in the days. The movie spawned a cult following and influenced athletes like NBA player Dennis Rodman, who started dying his hair to look like Simon Phoenix. Demolition Man homages Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World in many ways, beginning with Bullock’s character Lenina, whose surname is Huxley. Plus, Lenina Crowne is the name of one of the main characters in the 1932 dystopian novel. Furthermore, recent real-world events like the retail toilet paper shortage and social distancing have put the movie back into the social media spotlight.
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