fabouluz (fabouluz) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,


Hollywood actor John Cusack has said he would star in a sequel to the 1997 action thriller Con Air.

The star, who played US Marshal Vince Larkin in the film, told the BBC News website making a second film "would be fun".

"I'll do it, but no one's offered it to me," Cusack added.

Director Simon West said last year he was keen to make a sequel and reunite Cusack with co-stars Nicholas Cage and John Malkovich.

"It'd be great. It's a matter of getting everybody together," West said, at the time.

Last month, Cage has also said that a Con Air sequel would be "interesting".

It had been rumoured some years ago that a sequel had been in the pipeline, but Cusack said he had "never heard anything about it".

The actor, who is currently starring in Edgar Allan Poe thriller The Raven, has just finished filming with Cage on another movie, in which Cusack plays a serial killer.

"I hadn't seen him for years, but we just did [new film] The Frozen Ground - the subject matter was really dark, but it was nice to see and hang with him," Cusack said.

Con Air centred on a newly-released ex-con, and war hero, who is trapped on board a prisoner transport plane when it is taken over by the passengers. It also starred Steve Buscemi and Ving Rhames.

The film took more than $200m (£126m) at the box office worldwide when it was released in 1997, and was nominated for two Oscars including best song for How Do I Live, made famous by LeAnne Rimes. (Oop)

A full interview with John Cusack on his new film, The Raven, will be published next week.

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John Cusack has compared his film career to a successful baseball player.

The actor has appeared in a wealth of successful Hollywood movies. However, the star remains modest about his achievements.

“I think it’s like 63 or something. I said 10 or 20 are good,” he confirmed when asked about once saying he only thought 10 of his movies were first-rate.

“In baseball, if you hit three balls out of ten, you’re a star, right?” he smiled. “I like The Raven, High Fidelity. Being John Malkovich was a good one.” (aw)

John is starring in The Raven alongside Alice Eve and Luke Evans. He fictionally portrays Edgar Allan Poe during the last days of his life.

The star was fascinated by the poet’s complicated personality.

He was a romantic but a pretty deranged character. I didn’t know much about him before starting the film. As I researched, I found he had such a tortured life,” he explained to BBC Breakfast.

“There’s a bunch of theories [about how he died]. His life is as mysterious as his stories.”

John also co-produced movies such as High Fidelity and Grace Is Gone. The 45-year-old has explained his reasoning for stepping out of the spotlight at times.

Actors are lovely. I love actors. They’re great to work with. It’s never the actors. I sort of produced so I didn’t have to work with some of the producers,” he deadpanned.


Watch the interview and a scene from the new film HERE
Tags: actor / actress, film - suspense / thriller, interview

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