“Below Siege” reboot deliberate for HBO Max.  Will Steven Seagal return as chef Casey Ryback?

“Below Siege” reboot deliberate for HBO Max. Will Steven Seagal return as chef Casey Ryback?

A reboot of Below Siege is in growth. Whereas there is no such thing as a phrase at this level in regards to the return of authentic star Steven Segal, both in entrance of or behind the digital camera, Deadline reviews that motion has begun for a reboot of the 1992 motion movie. The mission is within the works at Warner Bros., directed by Timo Tjahjanto and written by Umair Aleem. The movie is scheduled to stream straight on HBO Max.

Tjahjanto is presently engaged on “Final Practice to New York,” an American remake of the Korean zombie movie “Practice to Busan.” The filmmaker’s earlier work consists of directing the “Secure Haven” phase within the discovered footage horror sequel V/H/S/2, in addition to the movies Killers, Headshot and Portals. He additionally helmed different style titles corresponding to The Evening Comes for Us and Could the Satan Take You, every streaming on Netflix. Screenwriter Umair Aleem, in the meantime, is greatest identified for writing the brand new Netflix favourite “Kate,” starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

The unique Below 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’s William Strannix) who take management of the battleship USS Missouri. Gary Busey, Erika Eleniak and Colm Meaney additionally star. The movie was an enormous success on the field workplace and was even nominated for a number of Oscars, as it’s now thought of one in every of Seagal’s greatest movies.

In 1995, Seagal returned as Casey Ryback within the sequel Below Siege 2: Darkish Territory, this time shifting the motion from a battleship to a transferring prepare touring via the Rocky Mountains. Geoff Murphy directed the sequel, which was written by Richard Hatem and Matt Reeves (sure, the Matt Reeves who reimagines Batman with Robert Pattinson in The Batman). The movie additionally starred Katherine Heigl, Morris Chestnut, Peter Greene, Nick Mancuso and Kurtwood Smith. It did not have the identical success as the unique.

Steven Seagal had introduced his plans to shoot Below Siege 3 in 2016. The actor wrote in a tweet on the time that Woodie Mister was writing the script for the mission and defined, “It is time.” For some purpose, this sequel now appears to have been misplaced in growth hell, with no vital updates on its progress since then would have. Perhaps a 3rd journey for Casey Ryback simply wasn’t meant to be, particularly after information of a reboot broke. If it is a Legacy sequel and never a full reboot, maybe Ryback may nonetheless present up.

This new Below Siege reboot does not have a launch date set but, nevertheless it’s rumored to be unique to HBO Max. With an increasing number of unique movies dropping on the assorted streaming companies, a lot of that are reboots or sequels to established classics, we’re certain to see extra tasks like this sooner or later. This information comes from Deadline.

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