ESCAPE PLAN 3: DEVIL'S STATION: Stallone Welcomes Fans To 'Club Dead' As Production Starts; Bautista And Zhang, More Added To Cast

Still to the surprise of many is the forthcoming second installment of the Escape Plan trilogy - Steven C. Miller's Escape Plan 2: Hades, following Mikael Håfström's initial 2013 hit pairing Sylvester Stallone with Arnold Schwarzenegger. A third was announced back in April and news this week now confirms the start of principal photography for upcoming threequel, Escape Plan 3: Devil's Station with Death And Life Of Bobby Z and 15 Minutes director John Herzfeld at the helm.

The new movie sees Stallone and actor Dave Bautista reprising their roles from a script by Herzfeld and screenwriter Miles Chapman which sees the two pairing up once again to break out one of their own from an inescapable prison. The two will be joined on screen by actor and martial artist Max Zhang whose credits span various facets in film from stunt double to principal actor with credits such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Soi Cheng's S.P.L. 2: A Time For Conseuqences (a.k.a. Kill Zone 2), and Ip Man 3.

Jaime King, Lydia Hull, Devon Sawa, Harry Shum Jr., and Malese Jow also star with EFO's own Randall Emmett and George Furla, Atmosphere Entertainment's Mark Canton and Boles/Schiller Film Group's Zack Schiller producing with Jie Qiu, and Echo Su. Grindstone Entertainment's Barry Brooker and Stan Wertlieb and The Fyzz Facility's Robert Jones and Wayne Marc Godfrey are executive producing with Ted Fox and Mark Stewart with China's Leomus Entertainment co-financing and Lionsgate distributing.

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From the set of ESCAPE PLAN 2 (Twitter)
Stallone last worked with Herzfeld on the 2014 drama, Reach Me.

Bautista is currently set to star in Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049 which opens on October 6 and also joins Zhang and several other martial arts stars for an upcoming Ip Man 3 spin-off. Zhang's own upcoming film slate additionally includes Jonathan Li's The Brink and Steven DeKnight's Pacific Rim 2: Uprising, as well as Fruit Chan's The Invincible Dragon with Anderson Silva, and Jeff Lau's Heavyweight Assassin. (Variety)

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