Ip Man 3’s Max Zhang joins Sly Stallone for ‘Escape Plan 3’

"Escape Plan" Japanese Theatrical Poster

“Escape Plan” Japanese Theatrical Poster

A sequel to Mikael Håfström’s Escape Plan, the 2013 prison/action flick starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, is currently in post-production.

In the follow up, titled Escape Plan 2: Hades, Stallone will reprise his role as security expert Ray Breslin, who uses his skills to test out the reliability of maximum security prisons. Unfortunately, Schwarzenegger (or his character) will not be turning.

Escape Plan 2: Hades co-stars Dave Bautista (Kickboxer: Vengeance), Jaime King, Jesse Metcalfe, Wes Chatham, 50 Cent, Daniel Bernhardt (Kill ’em All), Huang Xiaoming (Ip Man 2League of Gods).

Steven C. Miller (Marauders, Extraction) is taking over directing duties for Håfström. Miles Chapman (Road House 2: Last Call) is once again in charge of the screenplay.

Updates: Escape Plan 2 hasn’t even been released, but pre-production has already begun for Escape Plan 3: Devil’s Station. According to Variety, Sylvester Stallone and Dave Bautista will be joined by martial arts star, Max Zhang (SPL 2, Ip Man 3). For the franchise’s third outing, John Herzfeld (2 Days in the Valley) will be directing.

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