Sylvester Stallone says that 'Demolition Man 2' is on the way

Ben Arnold
Contributor
Stallone and Snipes in Demolition Man (Credit: Warner Bros)

It's been some 27 years since the Sylvester Stallone came out of suspended animation for 1993 action movie Demolition Man.

And now the Rocky icon is gearing up for a sequel.

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Speaking to fans during a Q&A session on Instagram, Stallone confirmed that discussions are currently going on with Warner Bros.

“I think it is coming,” he said. “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 original movie was something of a high-concept affair, strangely, directed by video artist Marco Brambilla and produced by Joel Silver.

It centred on Stallone's super cop John Spartan and Wesley Snipes' super villain Simon Phoenix, both of whom end up incarcerated in the 'California Cryo-Penitentiary', where criminals are cryogenically frozen.

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When Phoenix escapes, decades later, Spartan is thawed out too and sent to apprehend him.

American actors Sylvester Stallone and Sandra Bullock on the set of directed by Marco Brambilla. (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)

Stallone wasn't the first choice for the role either, with Jean-Claude Van Damme and Steven Seagal both passing on it first.

Also starring Sandra Bullock, Denis Leary and the late British thespian Nigel Hawthorne, it was only a modest hit, making $160 million from its $97 million production and marketing budget.

Its soundtrack was pretty notable, however, featuring a sturdy theme tune from Grace Jones.