If your a fan of the character Snake Plissken this posting may or may not be for you as Hollywood, who seems to have run out of ideas years ago, looks to be moving forward with a remake of the classic “Escape From New York”.
For several years the rights for “Escape From New York” kept changing hands and it now seems that the people over at FOX have secured them and fully intend to move forward with rebooting the character of Snake Plissken.
Joel Silver, who just over a year ago had the idea of turning “Escape From New York” into a trilogy is no longer attached to the project. Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman’s The Picture Company have now taken over producing duties for the film.
If you’re not happy with the idea of a reboot you might take some comfort knowing that John Carpenter will be used as an executive producer for the film and will have creative influence over the movie as well.
No writer, director, cast or release date have been set or discussed at this early stage of the process.
I’m not a big fan of Hollywood and all of the remakes we seem to be getting from the movie studios. Not that I’m opposed to some movies and or stories being redone, but lately that seems to be all we see.
Escape From New York originally released on July 10, 1981
Directed by: John Carpenter
Cast: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Isaac Hayes, Harry Dean Stanton, Adrienne Barbeau, Tom Atkins