Good news for the VHS nostalgics and the lovers of science-fiction and action flicks. One of the classics of the 1990s, one of those titles that without it one wouldn’t be able to understand the decade, might soon have a sequel. We are talking about Demolition Man (1993), a movie at the service of one of the genre superstars, Sylvester Stallone, with a very bad bad villain incarnated by Wesley Snipes, and where a young Sandra Bullock enjoyed of her first notorious supporting roles in her career before entering in the lists of the most desired faces thanks to Speed (1994).
Demolition Man (1993) was placed in an alternative near future. In 1996 Los Angeles, the streets are ruled by acts of violence and terror, nothing and nobody is safe. Simon Phoenix is one of the worst criminals that Los Angeles has ever seen, and only one man can stop him – police officer John Spartan. When John arrested Phoenix, he was surprisingly found as an accessory to the recent crime and was also sent to the CryoPrison. During Spartan’s 36-year sentence, Los Angeles’ theme and society had dramatically changed from one of violence to one of peace. Phoenix, revived for a parole hearing, managed to escape and uses Los Angles to his advantage. The police are unable to stop him with their non-violent solutions and have no choice but to release Spartan to stop him. Now Spartan not only has to stop Phoenix, but to adapt himself to the future society he has no knowledge about.
The movie was the debut film for Italian-born director Marco Brambilla, who after Demolition Man (1993) he went to direct the likable but yet harmless Excess Baggage (1997), starring two of the emerging stars of the moment, Alicia Silverstone and Benicio Del Toro, before vanishing from the stardom in several pop music videos and TV projects.
As part of the stay-home acts many celebrities are sharing with their audience during these Coronavirus quarantine, Sylvester Stallone had a Q&A session via his official Instagram account where he admitted that a sequel for Demolition Man (1993) was in the works. “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”, admitted the action superstar. So, ladies and gentlemen, get ready because John Spartan will be back!
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