Robert Rodriguez In Talks To Helm Escape From New York Remake
Someone out there must love me. Ever since I was young and fell in love with Metal Gear Solid, I was equally excited to learn that it was loosely based on a movie.
Step forward Snake Plissken. I was amazed with Escape From New York and it’s sequel Escape From L.A. So, imagine my giddy surprise to learn that a remake is in the works.
Robert Rodriguez, director of such classic films as From Dusk Til Dawn, Machete Kills and Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, is in negotiations to direct the remake of John Carpenter’s classic.
With the project being in the works at Fox studio’s since 2015, they are now aiming for a start on production this summer. John Carpenter himself is set to be executive producer.
The first “Escape From New York,” released in 1981, occurred in a tragic 1997 Manhattan after it had been transformed into a greatest security jail. The story fixated on Plissken being selected to safeguard the U.S. president (played by Donald Pleasence) after the commandeered Air Force One crashes.
Robert Rodriguez is in post-production on Fox’s live-action movie version of “Alita: Battle Angel” which is set for a July 20, 2018, release date.
In the latest episode of my podcast (CLICK HERE) I chose this movie in my reboot wishlist. I can’t wait to see what they do.
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Source: The Tracking Board