Simon West planning Con Air sequel in space?

"If it was clever writing it could work"

Well, here's a news story we weren't expecting to write, as director Simon West has been discussing the possibility of a Con Air sequel… set in space!

Despite seventeen years having passed since the first film was released, West is still keen on the idea of a follow-up, provided the idea behind it is strong enough.

“There are always rumours about a Con Air 2," says West. "I would do it if it was completely turned on its head. Con Air in space, for example."

"A studio version where they’re all robots or the convicts are reanimated as super-convicts, or where the good guys are bad guys and the bad guys are good guys. Something shocking. If it was clever writing it could work.”

Thta's one hell of a brainstorming session, right there. For what it's worth, our vote goes to Con Air in space, with robot super-convicts. You heard it here first...

What do you think of West's suggestions? Tell us, below!


    • Aberskene

      Jul 31st 2014, 11:31

      slow day at the office then?!

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    • TwoBobRuss

      Jul 31st 2014, 15:32

      Put the super-hyperdrive-atomic-screwdriver back in the box

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    • BobbyTwoTimes

      Jul 31st 2014, 15:59

      So with all the writers and all the available plot ideas and all the genres and possible periods of history and characters and EVERYTHING in the world that's available to Hollywood................they opt for this! I'm speechless....

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    • Toursiveu

      Jul 31st 2014, 21:36

      You know, you don't have to write a headline everytime a director makes a joke about a project that obviously will never will see the light of day.

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    • Ali1748

      Jul 31st 2014, 23:35

      I said put the bunny back in the box!

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    • theruffler

      Aug 1st 2014, 4:03

      A story straight out of the "Daily Star School of Journalism". All that's missing is a quote from "a source close to Nicholas Cage" claiming that it's something he's keen to work on. Which to be fair, he probably would be.

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    • jocksnide

      Aug 1st 2014, 10:18

      Lockout. Done already

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    • willymcburgle

      Aug 1st 2014, 10:45

      Really? Just no.

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    • slipperyeel

      Aug 5th 2014, 10:41

      Don't you love it when someone comes out with "Well with clever writing it could work." With clever writing ANYTHING could work. Think of how awful a movie about a man falling in love with his phone's operating system would be if it was written by Adam Sandler. Or a Batman movie written by Akiva Goldsman.....oh, right.

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