According to THR “Steven C. Miller, who’s helmed action thrillers such as Marauders and Extraction, is directing the project, which will now be a China-U.S. co-production via Beijing-based Leomus Pictures and Emmett/Furla/Oasis. Mark Canton is also among the producers.
The pairing of Bautista and Stallone is in line with having two high-wattage action stars fight against, then team up with, each other. In the 2013 movie, Stallone, playing a prison-security specialist who finds himself in a near-impenetrable facility, partnered up with his 1980s action rival Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Plot details are being kept in solitary confinement. The $20 million production is tunneling for a spring start in Atlanta.”
Bautista is a fine addition to the growing cast and Escape Plan 2 has some potential for awesomeness.
UPDATE: Jaime King & Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson have also joined the ever growing cast of the movie.