In this episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, a sequel that took a long time to come together, and an attempt by Sylvester Stallone to change direction.
1992’s Basic Instinct didn’t immediately seem an obvious candidate for a sequel. A huge box office take soon changed that – but the path to the follow-up would involve a bankruptcy, a legal case, and a lot of people turning the project down. Until all of a sudden, it came together…
Daylight was a quicker film to come together, and for Sylvester Stallone, a very lucrative one. He secured a huge pay packet, but also signalled a change in direction for his career. Things didn’t quite go to plan…
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