An Underneath Siege reboot is in growth. Whereas there is no phrase presently of authentic star Steven Segal returning, both in entrance or behind the digicam, Deadline stories that motion has begun on a reboot of the 1992 motion film. The undertaking is within the works at Warner Bros. with Timo Tjahjanto on board to direct and Umair Aleem penning the script. The plan is for the film to go straight to streaming on HBO Max.
Tjahjanto is presently engaged on Final Prepare to New York, an American remake of the Korean zombie flick Prepare to Busan. The filmmaker’s earlier work consists of directing the phase “Protected Haven” within the discovered footage horror sequel V/H/S/2, in addition to the films Killers, Headshot, and Portals. He additionally helmed different style titles like The Evening Comes for Us and Could the Satan Take You, every of which is streaming on Netflix. Screenwriter Umair Aleem, in the meantime, is finest recognized for writing the brand new Netflix favourite Kate starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
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the unique Underneath Siege was launched in 1992, directed by Andrew Davis and written by JF Lawton. It stars Steven Seagal as Casey Ryback, a former Navy SEAL who springs into motion to cease a gaggle of mercenaries (led by Tommy Lee Jones’ William Strannix) who seize management of the battleship USS Missouri. Gary Busey, Erika Eleniak, and Colm Meaney additionally star. The film was an incredible hit on the field workplace and was even up for a number of Oscars, having since turn into often known as one in every of Seagal’s best motion pictures.
In 1995, Seagal returned as Casey Ryback within the sequel Underneath Siege 2: Darkish Territory, this time transferring the motion from a battleship to a transferring prepare touring by way of the Rocky Mountains. Geoff Murphy directed the sequel which was written by Richard Hatem and Matt Reeves (sure, the Matt Reeves who’s reinventing Batman with Robert Pattinson in The Batman). The film additionally starred Katherine Heigl, Morris Chestnut, Peter Greene, Nick Mancuso, and Kurtwood Smith. It didn’t attain the identical ranges of success as the unique.
Steven Seagal had introduced his plans to make Underneath Siege 3 in 2016. The actor wrote in a tweet on the time that Woodie Mister was writing the script for the undertaking, declaring that “It is time.” For no matter motive, this sequel appears to have since died out in growth hell with no important updates on its progress since. Perhaps a 3rd journey for Casey Ryback simply wasn’t meant to be, particularly with information of a reboot coming to gentle. If it seems to be a legacy sequel versus a full-on reboot, then maybe Ryback might nonetheless present up in any case.
No launch date has been set for this new Underneath Siege reboot, but it surely’s reportedly been pitched as an HBO Max unique. With increasingly unique motion pictures being arrange on the varied streaming companies, a lot of them new takes or sequels to traditional established titles, we’re sure to see extra tasks like this popping up sooner or later as effectively. This information involves us from Deadline.
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