Title: Escape From New York
Original Release Date: July 10, 1981
Potential Remake Date: 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011
Snake Plissken is on the fast track yet again, according to New York Magazine’s Vulture blog. For those who follow film, this may be just another threat, as a remake of the film has been penned by Ken Nolan and Jonathan Mostow. Underworld‘s Len Weisman was first set to direct, but then bailed. And then, of course, there were the rumors that Brett Ratner (shudder) was going to direct. Gerard Butler was famously attached to the project immediately after the success of 300, but decided to stick to dining in hell, not Hell’s Kitchen, and exited the project.
And now, Allan Loeb, whose biggest accomplishment to date is writing the Vegas caper 21, is apparently ready to take it on. In the piece, New Line execs are said to be “fast-tracking” the picture after reading Loeb’s take on Snake. Apparently, the writer is said to “get” the character without camping him up too much.
Here’s the original’s trailer. Enjoy the memories while they last: