Buckle up, because it’s time for unbridled speculation. Following the recent launch of several projects on the California Film Commission’s docket, one title in particular instantly stood out for fans of action movies and might suggest we’re getting a sequel to the 1992 thriller Wesley Snipes, Passenger 57. Listed as Passenger 58It’s worth noting that no official has said anything to suggest a sequel is in the works, but really, what else could it be? Well, whatever, but don’t spoil the fun.
Adding weight to the idea is the fact that Warner Specialty Productions Inc. is listed as the company name for the mysterious Passenger 58, and it was Warner Bros. who distributed Passenger 57 in the 1990s. Directed by Kevin Hooks, 1992’s Passenger 57 stars Wesley snipes and Bruce Payne, with Snipes playing John Cutter, a former cop turned aviation safety expert who is haunted by the death of his wife in the stoic way that only an action hero can be. When a flight he is traveling on is taken over by terrorists, John is forced to foil a plot to free a captive terrorist during the commercial airline flight. Passenger 57 stars Tom Sizemore, Alex Datcher, Bruce Greenwood, Robert Hooks and Elizabeth Hurley alongside Snipes and Payne.
Though Passenger 57 Receiving mixed reviews from critics, the film was a box office success and helped enormously in making Snipes a popular action icon. Since its release, the film is now fondly remembered by both Snipes fans and ’90s action film fans alike, and a sequel would certainly be welcomed with open arms by those wondering how exactly Snipes would headline the show. famous line, and a universal reminder to “Always bet on black.”
While there has been nothing official from Wesley Snipes about Passenger 58, the actor recently expressed his excitement when asked about returning to older franchises for the legacy sequels. “I’ll see that. And we have some new things that fit into that Blade world,” Snipes said. “That hybrid action genre and the martial arts, the comedy martial arts action. So, by the grace of God, we will be able to bring a lot of that great quality stuff to the market soon.”
Should Passenger 58 turn out to have nothing to do with Snipes, the Sword Star has several new projects in the pipeline that sound as intriguing as a Passenger 57 sequel, one of which he describes as “Blade on Steroids.”
“We have two things,” the actor revealed recently. “We have one that is a female action franchise. And also what we call our Blade-killer, our Blade on steroids. And we put our character in the world of shapeshifters and a bit of time travel. But the action is it’s going to be … Well, we did white belt action in Blade. Now we’re going to do black belt action. “
Snipes can currently be seen in another sequel to an older film classic, Coming 2 America, which finds Eddie Murphy’s King Akeem returning to New York in search of his long-lost son. Amazon is ready to launch Coming 2 America digitally on Prime Video on March 5, 2021.
Then yes Passenger 58 It turns out to be a sequel or it doesn’t remain to be seen, but is that something you’d like to see from Snipes? This comes to us courtesy of the California Film Commission’s list of upcoming projects that was revealed by The Hollywood Reporter.