In a recent interview, director/producer Simon West expressed his interest in making a sequel to the nineties blockbuster Con Air. West, who directed Con Air (as well as ‘Tomb Raider’, ‘The General’s Daughter’ and the upcoming ‘The Mechanic’), will be working with Nicholas Cage again in a new Action-Thriller The Medallion and must have felt nostalgic, because he had this to say..
“I’d like to do Con Air 2. It’d be great. It’s a matter of getting everybody together. There’s so many people involved and it’s about getting everybody to agree. But I’m going to bring it up to Nic. I’m going to put a bug in his ear about it. If the two of us want to do it, we’ll go after the others.”Its not anything near a confirmation, but knowing Nick Cage and how he likes to be in every film ever, I’d say he’ll jump on this. If it does actually go anywhere, I cant see any of the original cast coming back (John Cusack and the like), unless theres a fantastic script and Bruckheimer comes back too.
I think the original is a fantastic film, one of the good action flicks of my youth, and I completely welcome the possibilty of another one. Anyone else excited/unhappy about this?