We haven’t even gotten Escape Plan 2 yet but the third is already green lit and moving forward.
Ohio State Reformatory will be the setting for the third movie, according to two members of the production team. Filming is actually set to begin next week according to recent news. If you’re lucky, you might also be in with a chance to fill in as an extra if the openings are still there;
Kenny Savoca (the production coordinator) and John Craighead (the assistant production coordinator), announced the movie during Tuesday night’s Mansfield City Council meeting.
The Reformatory has been a popular place to film prison-themed movies, most notably the classic thriller The Shawshank Redemption in 1994.
“In the script, they needed an old prison,” Smith said. “There are not a lot of old prisons you can go and shut the whole place down. They scouted the prison. The director loved it. Everyone loved it. It really fit well with the script.”