We’re not exactly sure Escape Plan warranted a sequel, but they’ve gone ahead and done it anyway – and let’s face it, seeing Stallone do his thing always provides entertainment right?

So the good news is Escape Plan 2 is on its way – in fact in just two weeks.

Here’s the press release:

‘Strap yourself in for the second instalment of the explosive and electrifying action franchise, as the on-screen forces of Sylvester Stallone (CreedThe Expendables) and Dave Bautista (Blade Runner 2049,Guardians of the Galaxy) combine in Escape Plan 2, available in cinemas and on Digital HD from 20th July 2018, courtesy of Signature Entertainment.

Years after Ray Breslin (three-time ACADEMY AWARD© nominee and GOLDEN GLOBE© winner Sylvester Stallone) fought his way out of the escape-proof prison called “The Tomb,” he’s organised a new top-notch, for-hire security force that includes some of the best in the business. But when one of Breslin’s team goes missing – inside a computerised techno-terror battle-maze known as HADES, where human combatants brawl like beasts – Breslin goes back into the secret lock-up to save his friend. To attempt this near impossible mission, he enlists his old friend Trent Derosa (Dave Bautista) and the returning surveillance expert Hush (Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson), to help him return from the gauntlet with both his friend and his life.

Following on from the success of the first film in 2013, Escape Plan 2 aims to build on the story and characters that connected so well with action movie fans the first time around, elevating them to a whole new white knuckle ride into the dystopian land of the dead. With some of the action genre’s biggest hitters coming together, Escape Plan 2 promises audiences one hell of a ride.’

Here’s a trailer for you:

About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written three books - on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014), the history of the character Norman Bates (2015) and the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker (2017). He is currently working with director Richard Loncraine to explore all avenues in a bid to orchestrate the re-release of 1978 Mia Farrow chiller Full Circle