Escape Plan 2: Dave Bautista Joins Sylvester Stallone

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Dave Bautista is joining Stallone in Escape Plan 2.

Escape Plan 2 will team Dave Bautista with the returning Sylvester Stallone

Escape Plan 2, the sequel to the 2013 Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger prison break thriller, has added Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy, SPECTRE) to its cast. The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Bautista will join the returning Stallone for the new film, which will be directed by Steven C. Miller (Marauders, Arsenal).

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The original Escape Plan followed one of the world’s foremost authorities on structural security, who agrees to take on one last job: breaking out of an ultra-secret, high-tech facility called “The Tomb.” Deceived and wrongly imprisoned, Ray Breslin (Stallone) must recruit fellow inmate Emil Rottmayer (Schwarzenegger) to help devise a daring, nearly impossible plan to escape from the most protected and fortified prison ever built.

Escape Plan was released by Summit Entertainment in 2013, and though it only grossed $25 million domestically, it took in $137 million worldwide with the bulk of the international gross coming from China. Original screenwriter Miles Chapman will return to pen the sequel, which is looking to soon begin production in Atlanta.

The first film also starred Jim Caviezel, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Vinnie Jones, Vincent D’Onofrio and Amy Ryan.

Although there’s no confirmation quite yet as to whether or not they’re be sharing any screentime in the Marvel Studios sequel, Sylvester Stallone is first joining Dave Bautista for a small mystery role in this summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Look for the James Gunn film to hit the big screen May 5.

Escape Plan 2 is a co-production between Emmett/Furla/Oasis and Chinese company Leomus Pictures.

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