ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK remake still alive and kicking

There was a time a few years ago where the big buzz in Hollywood was that John Carpenter’s Escape From New York would be getting a remake. The, as most things go, nothing happened. Well that all changes today. Read on for the latest about the remake and other plans for a franchise as well.

snake_plisskenAccording to Deadline, Silver Pictures – headed up by legendary action film producer Joel Silver – along with Studio Canal is spearheading a proposed “trilogy” project.

Snake will be rebooted and the producers want to tackle the material much like Fox is presently “rebooting” Planet of the Apes, so that means they want to do an origin story.  Another phrase being bandied about: They want to do “a new take” on Snake Plissken and his adventures.

A search for a writer is underway.  More as it comes…

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