I have good news and bad news.
The good news: The sequel to Plane, the fun Gerard Butler vehicle (get it?), has received an interim agreement from SAG-AFTRA, ScreenDaily reports. That means the movie can proceed to production in the midst of the strike.
More good news: Director Jean-François Richet is returning, as is star Mike Colter. Colter will reprise his role as Lois Gaspare, the former French Legion soldier transported as a prisoner in Plane before helping Gerard Butler’s Brodie Torrance protect the passengers from hostile forces after a crash. (It doesn’t appear Butler will be back as Torrance, although he is producing.)
Now for the bad news: The movie, set on a ship, is no longer called Ship. Instead, ScreenDaily reports the sequel is titled Plane 2: Stowaway. And that, my friends, is a real bummer. After all the fun we had with Plane, imagine the joy Ship would have brought us.
It’s a real missed opportunity for a franchise that could have simply run through all possible vehicles. First Plane, then Ship, then Truck, all the way down to Moped and Unicycle. You see the vision?
I will give Plane 2: Stowaway this: That is an extremely funny title if there is no plane in the movie. But it’s no Ship.