Universal 1440 Entertainment announced today that the new action-drama Backdraft 2 will arrive on Digital, Blu-ray, and DVD on May 14, 2019. Universal 1440 Entertainment is the original content production arm of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Imagine Entertainment and Raffaella Productions.
The adrenaline-filled sequel stars Donald Sutherland (The Hunger Games franchise, Pride and Prejudice, Backdraft) and William Baldwin (MacGyver, Hawaii Five-O, Backdraft) reprising their roles as Ronald Bartel and Brian McCaffrey, and welcomes franchise newcomer Joe Anderson (Outsiders, Hannibal).
In the film, fire investigator Sean McCaffrey (Anderson), son of the late Steven “Bull” McCaffrey, is now working at the same Chicago fire house along with his uncle Brian (Baldwin). When Sean is assigned to investigate a deadly fire, he and his partner Maggie soon realize that they are dealing with something much more than a routine fire. The clues they discover lead them down a treacherous path of arson, murder, and international terrorism. Sean must use his intuition, along with the help of infamous jailed arsonist Ronald Bartel (Sutherland), in a race to find out who is behind the fire and stop them from accomplishing their devious plans.
Backdraft 2 marks the return of the franchise’s original filmmakers, including producer Raffaella DeLaurentiis (Dragonheart franchise, What Happened to Monday, The Forbidden Kingdom), alongside writer and former firefighter Gregory Widen (Backdraft, OtherLife). Backdraft 2 comes from director Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego (Apollo 18, The Hollow Point).
The Backdraft 2-Movie Collection will also be available on May 14, 2019. New and longtime fans can now enjoy the wonder of both films in one must-own 2-Movie Collection, available on DVD.