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John Carpenter approves the script.
Writer Updates On 'Escape From New York' Reboot;
Carpenter Approves The Script
Robert Rodriguez is confirmed to direct.
Robert Rodriguez Will Direct 'Escape From New
Robert Rodriguez is considered to direct. Production is targeted to start later
Robert Rodriguez In Talks To Direct 'Escape From
New York' Remake (Hollywood Reporter)
The remake will be a prequel and Plissken might not have an eyepatch.
From New York' Will Be A Prequel (Exclusive)
10 facts about Neil Cross
Escape From New York Script:
From New York': 10 Remake Story Details Revealed (Exclusive)
Neil Cross is confirmed to write the screenplay.
'Escape From New York' Movie To Be Written By 'Luther' Creator
Neil Cross (Exclusive) (Hollywood Reporter)
Gary Whitta talks about his involvement in Silver Pictures dropped remake of
Escape From New York.
Gary Whitta Talks 'Akira', 'Escape From New York', 'Warcraft'
Rumored 'Starcraft' Project (Slash Film)
Twentieth Century Fox has won the rights to
remake Escape From New York after an open bidding process. Andrew Rona
and Alex Heineman's Picture Company will produce and John Carpenter will be an
'Escape From New York' Remake Rights Deal Won By Fox
Dan Stevens to the Flickering Myth about
the EFNY remake casting rumors:
"(laughs) I just heard (the rumours) this morning." Steven said.
"It’s the first I've heard of it. It's hilarious if it's true! I don’t know
anything about it. But it's lovely to have it bandied about."
During the interview, Stevens talked about this love for John
Carpenter movies and indicated that he would be interested in the role however
saying, "I need to make some phone calls, I think!"
EXCLUSIVE: Dan Stevens Denies Links To 'Escape From New York' Remake
No official release has been
made yet but according to a source Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim), Jon
Bernthal (The Walking Dead) and Dan Stevens (The Guest)
are three actors on Silver Pictures shortlist. None of the actors have read for
the role but an offer will me made "any day now" and Hunnam is apparently the
top contender in a more team-based remake.
It is still aimed as a trilogy but the origin
story aspect for the first film will be played down and be incorporated as brief
glimpses throughout the film.
No director has been chosen yet but according
to the source we would learn a "definite answer" before the year's end. It is also
indicated that the film will carry "a dark tone" and that it will still carry a
sci-fi element only "less tech-based and more of a gun-and-run thriller."
'Escape From New York' Remake Looks To Be A Team Based Movie (Nuke the Fridge)
Kurt Russell Talks Snake Plissken Reboots
Bam! Pow! Zap! Kurt Russell Talks Snake Plissken Reboots; 'Catching Fire's
Willow Shields On Jennifer Lawrence Being Goofy On Set (Fandango)
Kurt Russell on the Escape From New York
Kurt Russell On Joel Silver's Proposed 'Escape From New York'
Joel Silver tells us that the script is not complete yet and that the game
Arkham City is an inspiration, showing how the city became a walled prison.
He also says that they have kind of figured out a way to do almost a trilogy of
the original story also showing how Snake Plissken was a hero and how he became
not looked at as a hero. And then after the movie that we saw with the
President's daughter (?) going down kind of find a way to have New York go back
to a place that we'd like too see what it is today.
Producer Joel Silver Breaks Down His 'Escape
From New York' Trilogy; Script Isn't Complete Yet
Studio Canal wants either Jason
Statham or Tom Hardy to play Snake. They wants to make sure they get one of the
two British men before the summer.
Jason Statham And Tom Hardy In A Battle Of The Brits To Star In
'Escape From New York' (Daily News)
Deadline confirms that Joel Silver and Studio Canal are planning to reboot
Escape From New York as a trilogy.
Studio Canal has entrusted Silver with the rights and the goal is to turn it
into a trilogy, starting with an origin story. Studio Canal will finance
development of the project before placing it with a studio. A writer search is
underway. Silver and Andrew Rona will produce and Silver's EVP Alex Heineman
will be executive producer.
Joel Silver, Studio Canal To Reboot John
Carpenter's 'Escape From New York'
New Line and Warner Bros drops Escape From New York remake. It is now up
for grabs. Jamie Moss was also working on the screenplay and Tom Hardy was a
possible candidate to be Snake Plissken
New Line Dropping 'Escape From New York' (Deadline)
Deal Central confirms that Jeremy Renner has not been offered the role of Snake
Jeremy Renner Will NOT 'Escape From New York' (The Wrap)
According to Production Weekly Jeremy Renner is in talks to be Snake Plissken
and the movie will start filming the first quarter in 2011.
'Escape From New York' Wants Jeremy Renner As Snake Plissken (MovieWeb)
Breck Eisner tells us that he wants to discover this movie through a
completely different set of eyes in a different decade. He also realizes that a
remake of this movie is a risk and explains that he is not a big fan of
Escape From L.A. He also likes the current script but tells us that they are
polishing it. He also tells us that they will do the things that Carpenter
wanted to do bigger and better and that he wants to do New York more
recognizable and identifiable.
Breck Eisner Updates Us On 'Escape From New York'
(Comic Book Movie)
Breck Eisner tells us that the whole
social commentary in Escape From New York is irrelevant now and that it
suffered from a really small budget. He also tells us that he has an audience
now that does not know this movie so well and that all this gave him confidence
to tackle this remake.
Exclusive: Breck Eisner
On 'The Brood', 'Escape From New York', And 'Blood Of The
Breck Eisner tells us that he will do a pass on Allan Loeb's script and that
he is a huge fan of Escape From New York.
Exclusive: Breck Eisner On 'Escape From New York'
Breck Eisner tells us that they can not
make the movie unless they get a perfect Snake Plissken. He also says that
Timothy Olyphant is a guy that could pull it off. He also tells us that the
prison will be different due to the anxiety of the world and anxiety of our
existence post-9/11 in there. He ends with saying that the movie will have a
different plot but being emotionally similar to the original movie.
Could Timothy Olyphant Be The New Snake Plissken - Breck Eisner Talks Remake
Breck Eisner is confirmed to direct.
Breck Eisner Making 'Escape From New York'
Producer Neil Moritz tells us that they have a script and that they are looking
for a director.
He have a few people in mind to play
Snake Plissken but they hope Gerard Butler will read the new script and consider
the role. He also says they are aiming for an R rating for the film.
You Can't Escape The 'Escape From New York' Remake (PDF)
Updates On 'Escape From New York' Remake
Screenwriter Allan Loeb tells us that he hopes for a franchise.
'Escape From New York' Remake Writer Allan Loeb Sees Franchise Potential
Allan Loeb rewrites the script. Sources tells us that Manhattan will be
geographically undesirable, but intact due to budget restraints. This Manhattan
was evacuated and turned into a privately run penal colony after the detonation
of a crude radioactive dirty bomb on the outskirts of the city. A Private, KRB-like
security company controls Manhattan instead of the United States Police Force. Prisoners are also
being processed on Ellis Island. New Line has also signed a contract with John
Carpenter that Snake must remain the same.
Exclusive Details On The 'Escape From New York' Remake: Different Big
Apple, Same Eye Patch (New York Magazine)
Jonathan Mostow tells us that he chose to do Surrogates instead.
Jonathan Mostow Talks About 'Escape
From New York'
"The Doctor" over at
Ain't It Cool News
reviews Jonathan Mostow's EFNY remake script. He is not happy
Remake Script Review
(Ain't It Cool News)
Producer Neal Moritz is going to produce a remake of Cliffhanger and also a
re-boot Escape From New York. The Budget is set to $80 million, and it
will be made by Warner Bros, New Line and Studio Canal.
'Cliffhanger' And 'Escape From New
York' Remakes In The Works (The Scorecard
a French website is reporting that Josh Brolin is in talks or in
consideration to play Snake Plissken in a remake of Escape from New York.
This is yet to be confirmed, so for this is only a rumor.
Rumor: Josh Brolin Escaping From New York?
New Line Cinema is shut down and is declared dead.
The studio will be falling in under
Time Warner and will become part of Warner Brothers.
Both Brett Ratner and Gerard Butler are
off. Gerard due to "creative differences." Jonathan Mostow is replaced
to rewrite the script with an option to direct.
Butler Escapes 'Escape' Remake
Brett Ratner replaces Len Wiseman.
From New York' Remake Director Swap!! Who Could Be Worse Than Wiseman??
(Ain't It Cool News)
Len Wiseman is confirmed to direct.
Len Wiseman To Direct 'New York'
is considered to direct.
And The Director Of 'Gears Of War' And The 'Escape From New York' Remake May Be...
(Ain't It Cool News)
reviews Ken Nolan's script
Merrick over at
Ain't It Cool News
reviews Ken Nolan's script
tells us it is surprisingly Escape From New Yorkish.
Kurt Russell on the Escape From New York remake
Russell Talks 'Escape' Remake (PDF) (Horror-Movies)
Russell On 'Escape From New York' Remake (PDF) (Horror-Movies)
Remake The Snake? Kurt Russell: I Am Snake Plissken!" (EW)
Kurt Russell's Not Happy About
The Planned 'Escape from New York' Remake
New Line has won the bidding war for the
John Carpenter's Escape From New York. In a package put together by the CAA agency, Gerard Butler
will take over the Snake Plissken role made famous by Kurt Russell. According to
John Carpenter, Neil Moritz & Ken
Nolan it will be "almost an origin story."
'Escape From New York' More Of A Prequel Than A Remake? So Says Carpenter To
Suicide Girls!! (Ain't It Cool News)
Gerard Butler is at the center of a package that CAA began shopping for a
remake of John Carpenter's Escape From New York. Neil Moritz is attached to
produce, with Black Down Down scribe Ken Nolan penning the screenplay. Several
studios are battling for the pic, mostly because the
$70 million launch of
300 signaled the arrival of an emerging action star in Butler.
New Line Plotting Butler 'Escape'
Draft (June 16, 2007) (PDF)
Writer: Ken Nolan
Draft (February 03, 2010)
(PDF) (12.1 MB)
Writers: Ken Nolan, David Kajganich & Allan Loeb