Everybody loves the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie Commando; it just has everything.
A huge bodycount, lots of one-liners and Arnie at his physical peak.
It was the one movie we all wanted a sequel to but we never actually saw one.
Last year screenwriter Steven E. De Souza talked with Bristol Bad Film Club about the script he wrote which was indeed a sequel to Commando.
“I did write a sequel for that which is floating around on the Internet. Frank Darabont even did some revisions on it. In that movie, I would look at how experiences change people, such as how in Die Hard 2 people reference how famous John McClane is after the events of the first film.
“So for Commando 2, we figured that Arnold, after blowing up half of Los Angeles, achieves some notoriety, retires from the army and, by the time the sequel occurs, is running a security firm. The plot would have seen him hired by a big corporation to oversee their security to protect their executives from being kidnapped, to stop people breaking into their building and to make sure their computers are secure.”
But… there’s a twist!
“So he sets it up and hires the most dangerous people to be guards in the building and then lo and behold – he discovers the people he’s working for are in the illegal arms business and the big corporation is simply a front.
“The end of the movie would see Jenny [Alyssa Milano – Arnie’s daughter from the first film] and Cindy [Dawn Rae Chong’s stewardess], who is now a lawyer, trapped in the building and Arnold now has to defeat all the people he hired – all the meanest, toughest guards – as well as the security systems, the guard dogs, everything!”
That sounds like it could have been quite awesome and it’s a shame we never saw it.