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Above The Law 2.. In Development.

Mason

Well-Known Member
#1
So will this ever become a reality ?? Do you actualy think it would Work after so many years ?? and would it be a good idea at all ???
Dosen't WB still own the rights to Above The Law ??? If so it will be difficult to make it happen.

I must admit that I have mixed feelings about it..



ReTweet from Seagal.

 
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Kotegashi

Master Of Disaster
Staff member
#2
Bringing Nico back wouldn't be bad as long as they would make it as refreshing as the original was back in the day. He would just have to stick to some basic principles:


1. Seagal would need to do a ton of work before shooting (going back to his hardcore aikido from back then, get in a fit enough shape (similar to EW would be nice) and loose the f***ing goatee) too make it work.

2. A crew that can live up to todays high expectations for the general audience of action movies.

3. Work his ass off during shooting.

4. Do as much as possible himself

I think it could work.

Peace
 

Mason

Well-Known Member
#3
Bringing Nico back wouldn't be bad as long as they would make it as refreshing as the original was back in the day. He would just have to stick to some basic principles:


1. Seagal would need to do a ton of work before shooting (going back to his hardcore aikido from back then, get in a fit enough shape (similar to EW would be nice) and loose the f***ing goatee) too make it work.

2. A crew that can live up to todays high expectations for the general audience of action movies.

3. Work his ass off during shooting.

4. Do as much as possible himself

I think it could work.

Peace
I agree.. those 4 things are vital to the movie if they decide/are able to make it..
 

DiDa

Super Moderator
Staff member
#11
If this really happens I hope they bring back Sharon Stone as Nico's wife. She is not that big of an actress anymore so they can get her I guess.
 

rastafari

Well-Known Member
#12
Sharon Stone hates Seagal

I am not sure about this at the moment for a few reasons

1.I hope it dosent tarnish the original
2.I hope there is a link to the Original and not some STV shoot em up
3.I hope Seagal plays the character has he was in 1988 and not walk round talking in a southern accent
4.I hope Seagal tries to get Andrew Davis back
 

Mason

Well-Known Member
#13
Kotegashi said it best!

1. Seagal would need to do a ton of work before shooting (going back to his hardcore aikido from back then, get in a fit enough shape (similar to EW would be nice) and loose the f***ing goatee) too make it work.

2. A crew that can live up to todays high expectations for the general audience of action movies.

3. Work his ass off during shooting.

4. Do as much as possible himself.
 

Mason

Well-Known Member
#15
Sharon Stone hates Seagal. Actually every Seagal fan knows that.
I didnt.. But I'm probably one of the few who dosn't. :D

But they can get around Sharon Stone's character. They can write her off, died of cancer or something. But Nico should still have ties/family in the mafia :cook: ..
 

JoeDirt

Active Member
#19
I don't know if it was Seagal himself or someone working his Twitter feed (most likely) but this is nothing more than just an attempt to get fans excited for something that has very little to no chance of happening IMO.

Above The Law came out almost 30 years ago and it wasn't even Seagal's most succesful movie (Under Siege is), even though it's probably my favorite movie of his, or among the top 3, it was just an action movie of its time. There is nothing that unique about the concept or the story, nothing that would have any value in today's market.

Even though Under Siege was basically another Die Hard type movie, at least there's an inkling of hope of US3 happening (truthfully less than 2%, it won't happen either).

I doubt Seagal and his team have any sort of relationship with Warner Brothers, and I doubt WB would be interested in working with them on a sequel to a movie most people don't even remember.

I think Seagal and/or his team are getting desperate. Truthfully his major movie career ended 15 years ago and even his days of cashing in million dollar checks from DTV movies are gone. He's now doing these one day cameos for quick cash in ultra low budget movies, and soon they will stop as well and he will go the way of Don "The Dragon" Wilson and Jeff Speakman.

He's now trying to kickstart his movie career back on track with Attrition but they seem to have problems getting funding. 5-10 years ago they could have greenlit it just like that.

He has even said "maybe" when asked about doing Expendables. something he flat out said he would not be interested in a few years ago.

Well there won't be another Expendables most likely, and even if there will be I doubt Sly and Avi would even ask Seagal since he already turned them down numerous times.

Beggars can't be choosers.

Look at Van Damme's career, he was pretty much on the same level with Seagal during their DTV hayday. He did EX2, it gave a boost to his career. He did two of the Universal Soldier DTV sequels that were well liked by fans, he did JCVD that proved he can actually act. He's now shooting the second Kickboxer movie, first of which hasn't been released yet and his Amazon pilot Jean-Claude Van Johnson will be released soon.

Even Dolph Lundgren who never achieved the career of Steven Seagal at his height, has been appearing in high profile stuff, either doing cameos in big A-list projects, or starring in high profile DTV movies like Kindergarten Cop 2.

The difference between Van Damme and Lundgren and Seagal? They actually challenged themselves, they took parts that Seagal must have deemed "beneath him", they kept in shape, they played the game.

Seagal must now realize he screwed it up, but I'm afraid it's little too late now.
 

rastafari

Well-Known Member
#20
I don't know if it was Seagal himself or someone working his Twitter feed (most likely) but this is nothing more than just an attempt to get fans excited for something that has very little to no chance of happening IMO.

Above The Law came out almost 30 years ago and it wasn't even Seagal's most succesful movie (Under Siege is), even though it's probably my favorite movie of his, or among the top 3, it was just an action movie of its time. There is nothing that unique about the concept or the story, nothing that would have any value in today's market.

Even though Under Siege was basically another Die Hard type movie, at least there's an inkling of hope of US3 happening (truthfully less than 2%, it won't happen either).

I doubt Seagal and his team have any sort of relationship with Warner Brothers, and I doubt WB would be interested in working with them on a sequel to a movie most people don't even remember.

I think Seagal and/or his team are getting desperate. Truthfully his major movie career ended 15 years ago and even his days of cashing in million dollar checks from DTV movies are gone. He's now doing these one day cameos for quick cash in ultra low budget movies, and soon they will stop as well and he will go the way of Don "The Dragon" Wilson and Jeff Speakman.

He's now trying to kickstart his movie career back on track with Attrition but they seem to have problems getting funding. 5-10 years ago they could have greenlit it just like that.

He has even said "maybe" when asked about doing Expendables. something he flat out said he would not be interested in a few years ago.

Well there won't be another Expendables most likely, and even if there will be I doubt Sly and Avi would even ask Seagal since he already turned them down numerous times.

Beggars can't be choosers.

Look at Van Damme's career, he was pretty much on the same level with Seagal during their DTV hayday. He did EX2, it gave a boost to his career. He did two of the Universal Soldier DTV sequels that were well liked by fans, he did JCVD that proved he can actually act. He's now shooting the second Kickboxer movie, first of which hasn't been released yet and his Amazon pilot Jean-Claude Van Johnson will be released soon.

Even Dolph Lundgren who never achieved the career of Steven Seagal at his height, has been appearing in high profile stuff, either doing cameos in big A-list projects, or starring in high profile DTV movies like Kindergarten Cop 2.

The difference between Van Damme and Lundgren and Seagal? They actually challenged themselves, they took parts that Seagal must have deemed "beneath him", they kept in shape, they played the game.

Seagal must now realize he screwed it up, but I'm afraid it's little too late now.
Although you make some good points the fact is Van Dammes career is no better now than it was before EX2 and neither is Dolphs

It always suprises me when people say look at Van Damme compared to Seagal has though Van Damme is making 20M action classics while Seagals making 250,000 cheapos.

The fact is since 2002 both Seagal and Van Dammes careers have been pretty much identical with both appearing in a number of poor STV action films with the odd good one sprinkling here and there