Topic: Escape from New York- remake info
Here's what Kurt Russell had to say: â€œMy personal take on it is that itâ€™s 2007 and Iâ€™m doing â€˜Grindhouse.â€™ That was twenty seven years ago. God, I donâ€™t even think about it. It doesnâ€™t register. Itâ€™s like, â€˜Whatever.â€™ They did some Disney movies that I did, they remade some of those. They did â€˜Stargateâ€™ which turned into the longest running sci-fi television show of all time. They took â€˜Backdraftâ€™ and turned it into two different television series on TV. Theyâ€™re going to redo â€˜The Thing.â€™ Theyâ€™re going to do a remake of â€˜Escape from New Yorkâ€™ and Iâ€™m sure that theyâ€™ll remake some other movies that Iâ€™m done. Whatever.â€
So it appears the idea of a remake doesn't bother Russell at all.
NEW LINE cinema won what turned out to be a heated bidding war on the rights to remake the classic film.
Gerard Butler will play Snake Plissken, the one-eyed convict who must rescue the President of the United States from an inescapable maximum security prison formerly known as Manhattan...aka New York City. The film was set in a dystopian then-future 1997 where the crime rate had risen like 300% and they turned the entire city into one big maximum security prison for the US. Kurt Russell played Snake in the original movie.
Black Hawk Down screenwriter Ken Nolan is attached to write the screenplay. John Carpenter will server as one of the executive producers.
Well at least Carpenter has some part of this project.