By on 21 July, 2011


Looks like it’s curtains for New Line / Warner Bros.‘ plans to reboot John Carpenter‘s ‘Escape From New York‘, which means that the torch can be passed to whoever chooses to develop it – according to Deadline!


The original starred Kurt Russell as Snake Plissken, a tough convict dropped into a futuristic New York City that has been turned into a post-apocalyptic maximum security prison. He soon turns into a hero after being charged with rescuing the president (Donald Pleasence), who was held hostage by prison kingpin (Isaac Hayes). Snake was offered a pardon if successful, but fitted with a lethal device that will kill him if he tries to run or misses the deadline.

New Line and producer Neal Moritz had been working on the reboot, with ‘The Crazies‘ movie maker Breck Eisner attached to helm the project – from a script written by Allan Loeb and Jamie Moss (‘X-Men: First Class‘). Potential lead actors included Gerard ButlerJeremy Renner and ‘Inception‘ star Tom Hardy.


But all is not lost, as the end of this project means that Eisner and Moritz can focus their Flash Gordon reboot. Whether or not this is a good thing remains to be seen!




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