Director Simon West Wants to Make CON AIR 2

     January 25, 2011

Put the bunny back in the box. Again. While promoting his latest film, The Mechanic, director Simon West let loose a wish of his that is so Earth-shatteringly awesome, it absolutely has to happen. While he’s been at the helm of films such as Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and When a Stranger Calls, West got his start on the 1997 film Con Air. The premise? En route to a different penitentiary, a group of maximum-security prisoners take control of their transport plane. The cast? John Malkovich, John Cusack, Dave Chappelle, Steve Buscemi and Nic Cage. Also, lots and lots of explosions. Awesomeness-overload. In an interview with Crave Online (via Dark Horizons), West expressed his wish for a sequel:

Con Air 2 I’d like to do. 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.”

Though nothing is officially in the works, and at this point the film is merely an idea, if there’s any justice in this Epic Movie-ridden world, Con Air 2 will eventually be made complete with explosions, bunnies in boxes, and a new/fantastic Nic Cage hairstyle.

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