From Underworld To New York & Beyond?

This is rather interesting. The folks over at IESB got some word from a studio insider at New Line Cinema that Underworld and Live Free or Die Hard director Len Wiseman is apparently in talks about directing both the remake of John Carpenter's classic Escape From New York and the popular Gears of War video game.

If this is true, I think Wiseman would be a good choice. I really like the Underworld films and Live Free Or Die Hard surprised the heck outta me on how good it actually was. I was originally not excited about the prospects of a fourth Die Hard, don't get me wrong, I love the films...but a fourth might be pushing it. But, it turned out very good.

Like Zach (Dawn of the Dead & 300) Snyder, I think Wiseman is quickly becoming one of the best action directors around.  And with time behind the camera of major pictures, I think that New York will be in very safe and capable hands. Currently, Gerald (300) Butler is set to star as Snake Plisken in the New York remake and no word yet on Gears of War outside of script has been done.  New Line hasn't locked Wiseman down as director, but keep your eyes peeled here for further updates.
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