Sylvester Stallone confirmed his classic 1990s sci-fi/action satire Demolition Man is getting a sequel.
During an Instagram Q&A, Stallone responded to a fan question as to whether the 1993 film starring him and Wesley Snipes would receive a followup of any kind. “I think it is coming,” Stallone responded. “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.”
This announcement comes almost a year after Stallone settled a profit dispute with Warner Bros. over four films, including Demolition Man.
Demolition Man starred Stallone as John Spartan, an LAPD officer from 1997 who, following a hostage crisis gone wrong, is cryogenically frozen as punishment alongside the criminal who committed it: Simon Phoenix (Wesley Snipes). However, Phoenix escapes custody in the far future of 2032, a crime-free society whose utopian success has come at the expense of restricting anything deemed offensive, including swearing, drinking and even physical intimacy. With the police now ill-equipped to subdue violent criminals like Phoenix anymore, Spartan is thawed out to capture his old enemy.
Despite receiving mixed reviews at the time, Demolition Man has since gained a cult following for its sociopolitical satire, lampooning ideologies of both the American Left and Right. The film starred Stallone and Snipes alongside Sandra Bullock, Nigel Hawthorne, Benjamin Bratt, Denis Leary and Rob Schneider.
A release date for the Demolition Man sequel has yet to be announced.
During an Instagram Q&A, Sylvester Stallone revealed that he's working with Warner Bros. on a sequel to his 1993 cult hit Demolition Man.