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There’s Probably No Escape From The Escape From New York Reboot
by Jill Pantozzi | 2:47 pm, March 19th, 2013
Are we really surprised, Plissken?
Yes, it’s true. The 1981 film from John Carpenter is being primed for a reboot of sorts. The original starred Kurt Russell as “Snake” Plissken, a soldier turned convict asked to help save the President from the maximum security prison that is the island of Manhattan. Escape from New York was actually set for a remake a few years ago but never fully developed. Though according to Deadline, it’s back with a vengeance.
“Joel Silver‘s Silver Pictures has joined forces with Studio Canal to build a new franchise with a retelling of Escape From New York,” they write. “Silver is planning an entirely new take on the material. The goal is to turn it into a trilogy, starting with an origin story in a fashion similar to the way Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes restarted that franchise. Studio Canal will finance development of the project before placing it with a studio. A writer search is underway.”
What are your thoughts on returning to this territory and do you think it makes sense to do an origin story? I admit Escape From New York is not one of my precious 80s films but I can’t see fans being happy about this.
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