Monday, March 18, 2013

We Are Getting an Escape From New York Remake

[Update] Liam Neeson may star...
[Original Article]

In what seems to be the outcome of a failed creative writing board John Carpenter's 1981 classic Escape From New York is being remade.

The film has been in remake limbo for years with many people wanting to give it a try. Now it is confirmed that Joel Silver and his Silver Pictures are teaming with StudioCanal for a new big screen take on Escape From New York.

Set in a dystopic future, John Carpenter's 1981 original starred Kurt Russell as a Snake Plissken, an eyed-patched convict sent into a maximum security prison (formerly the island of Manhattan) to rescue the President.

Here's some food for thought; The Crazies director Breck Eisner was previously attached and before that, Len Wiseman was planning a version that would have starred Gerard Butler in the Plissken role.


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