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"The Matrix" Producer to Remake "Escape From New York"

Posted: March 18th, 2013 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
"The Matrix" Producer to Remake "Escape From New York"Submit Comment
A remake of John Carpenter's 1981 "Escape From New York" film has been in the works for a decade. About two years ago, "The Crazies" director Breck Eisner was working with New Line to get the film off the ground. Such actors as Gerard Butler, Jeremy Renner and Tom Hardy were in talks to play Snake Plissken. But things fell apart when the studio lost rights to the property.

Now comes words that Studio Canal and producer Joel Silver (The Matrix) are the latest people to attempt to remake "Escape From New York." The goal is to develop a new trilogy, starting with an origin story. Studio Canal will finance the project. Search for a writer is underway.

The original film starred Kurt Russell as Plissken, a tough convict dropped into a futuristic New York that has been turned into a post-apocalyptic maximum security prison. He's tasked with rescuing the president, who is held hostage by the prison kingpin after his plane crashes within the city walls.

Source: Deadline


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mongoose writes:
on March 18th, 2013 at 9:45:18 PM

Please, no. Just don't.
Donyae 420 writes:
on March 18th, 2013 at 9:55:14 PM

f*ckING STOP WITH THE REMAKES
bandolero999 writes:
on March 18th, 2013 at 10:07:05 PM

channing f*cking tatum
armie hammer
shia ladoosh
jeremy rennar
cress writes:
on March 18th, 2013 at 10:07:25 PM

Peter Dinklage as Snake Plissken.
bandolero999 writes:
on March 18th, 2013 at 10:08:28 PM

lockout was a wannabee escape from new york.and boy did it suck
bandolero999 writes:
on March 18th, 2013 at 10:09:13 PM

elijah wood as snake plissken
cress writes:
on March 18th, 2013 at 10:14:35 PM

ESCAPE FROM L.A. was a wannabe Escape From New York and boy did it suck
bandolero999 writes:
on March 18th, 2013 at 10:26:50 PM

escape from LA is a guilty pleasure movie for me.
cress writes:
on March 18th, 2013 at 10:33:29 PM

Oh no, Bando. Go and wash that Carpenter poo from your brain!
cress writes:
on March 18th, 2013 at 10:35:02 PM

I love Carpenter pre-1987. Everything else he put out after that looks like a monkey f*cking a football.
cress writes:
on March 18th, 2013 at 10:50:32 PM

Make that pre-1988. THEY LIVE was good.
KillerCOck writes:
on March 18th, 2013 at 10:53:05 PM

This is a good movie remake. the Original had potential but was crap.
bandolero999 writes:
on March 18th, 2013 at 11:14:10 PM

even ghost of mars was hilarious.just as bad as xxx with ice cube
minkowski writes:
on March 18th, 2013 at 11:20:31 PM

Can anyone explain why the f*ck the Presiden't plain would be flying DIRECTLY over a prison city? A place where anyone could have a f*cking Stinger or SAM ready to blow the f*cking plain out of the sky? And how the f*ck does a cruising plane crash into a city like NYC and NOT get reduced to sh*t the size of those cake sprinkles? Seriously? Ever seen New York City? This ain't Con Air. You just don't land a f*cking plane on Broadway, much less crash one and the f*cking President just strolls away in anything larger than a Ziploc sandwich bag. I mean, did you see Lex Luthor cruising over Gotham during No Man's Land? And where the f*ck would the President be going anyway? Sure, planes LEAVE NYC, but only because there's a functional airport, but if you eyeball a map, you'll see there's nothing in either direction along a line directly over New York, and even if you were coming back to the States from say Paris, the only reason you'd fly over that city is if the airport was like immediately west of it, and that's just f*cking stupid because Washington is like what, < 400 miles SOUTH of New York?

Stupid f*cking contrived premise just to get someone romping through a prison city. Hell, Lock Out made more sense.
minkowski writes:
on March 18th, 2013 at 11:20:49 PM

plane.
Avirex writes:
on March 18th, 2013 at 11:41:45 PM

It's already been remade three times.

Escape from L.A.
Doomsday
Lockout
cress writes:
on March 18th, 2013 at 11:48:44 PM

While we're questioning movie logic....

How did Denzel fly that plane upside down?
Why did Tom Hanks survive, but the FedEx pilots die?
How did Cheryl Ladd transport those people in the crashing plane to the future in MILLENIUM?
Why did Richard Dreyfuss think he could fly through that forest fire?
How did Harrison Ford evade terrorists on the same plane?
And how exactly did those motherf*ckin' snakes get on that plane?
cress writes:
on March 18th, 2013 at 11:55:28 PM

Piss Snakelin is what dyslexics see when reading this article.
minkowski writes:
on March 19th, 2013 at 12:04:54 AM

Leave it to Cress to make a nigga break out his mouse.


"How did Denzel fly that plane upside down?"

I don't recall the mechanical specifics, but that sequence is based on an actual flight, one that ended with the deaths of the entire crew and passenger manifest.

Realistic, plausible and possible, because it actually occurred.





"Why did Tom Hanks survive, but the FedEx pilots die?"

He was in the back of the plane, which hit nose first. The unlucky crew died from impact, being nearer the point of collision, whereas Tom was in the back, which, because of the space, allowed him to absorb the physics of a plane hitting the f*cking water.

Plausible.





"How did Cheryl Ladd transport those people in the crashing plane to the future in MILLENIUM?"

Fairy dust.

f*cking Class A impossible.

(what, they can time travel and steal bodies aboard doomed planes but they can't clone a motherf*cker?)





"Why did Richard Dreyfuss think he could fly through that forest fire?"

He didn't "think" he could, it simply happened as a result of him trying to put out the engine fire aboard his plane.

Not impossible.




"How did Harrison Ford evade terrorists on the same plane?"

He hid in the avionics section of the plane, which runs the length of the craft.

Moderately unlikely, but then the terrorists thought no one was down there, and we know terrorists are incompetent and never succeed....






"And how exactly did those motherf*ckin' snakes get on that plane?"

The were stored in the cargo bay of the plane as an exotic animal transport, and then let loose. They should have been stored in special containers and would have gone through rigorous bureaucratic wrangling.

Highly unlikely, but not impossible.

minkowski writes:
on March 19th, 2013 at 12:05:57 AM

...snakes...
cress writes:
on March 19th, 2013 at 12:08:59 AM

Damn you, Mink! You motherf*cker! I knew you were going to do this.

*punches air, grumbles expletives*

I tip my hat to you, bastard.

minkowski writes:
on March 19th, 2013 at 12:18:34 AM

lmao!
minkowski writes:
on March 19th, 2013 at 12:21:31 AM

Thanks.
nicholas56 writes:
on March 19th, 2013 at 12:23:47 AM

why the hell f*ck up a classic from john Carpenter ??? make a third movie better the escape from LA hollywood
minkowski writes:
on March 19th, 2013 at 12:46:11 AM

Escape from Detroit, starring...any sane white person.
boogiel writes:
on March 19th, 2013 at 12:57:30 AM

Good Lord! Hollywood's brain drain has taken its toll.
BadChadB33 writes:
on March 19th, 2013 at 1:09:29 AM

Mink and Cress- lmao!!! Love your posts.
Electro Rock writes:
on March 19th, 2013 at 1:47:13 AM

Escape from Detroit. Feh...that's been in production for over 50 years. Its in development hell.

I'm cool with a remake of Escape as long as Tom Atkins gets a cameo.
minkowski writes:
on March 19th, 2013 at 1:58:26 AM

@Badchad: muchas gracias, senor.

@Electro: lol, I knew that would bring you out. Solid retort.
zxz writes:
on March 19th, 2013 at 5:36:14 AM

The should make Escape From Cleveland first and have Denver Bob in it.
sherv writes:
on March 19th, 2013 at 6:52:50 AM

Please don't remake this! Escape from NY is one of my favorite films! Love Doomsday & Lockout, keep it at that.
ENFORCER writes:
on March 19th, 2013 at 6:58:40 AM

ARGH you c*ntS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nobody and I mean NOBODY can play Snake Plissken Besides Kurt. Just f*ck off NOW. Do a sequal, Make Sanke Go Back to NY for something, but do NOT remake this classic.
Stapes writes:
on March 19th, 2013 at 7:03:30 AM

To answer Mink's plot question. Terrorists hijacked air force one and forced the plane to alter course. Plus noone who was a prisoner on manhattan had guns of any kind, definitely no stinger missiles.
minkowski writes:
on March 19th, 2013 at 6:28:09 PM

@Stapes: I haven't sen the movie in a billion years, dude. Don't recall any of the plot, I was simply going on what I read here in Alex's article.

Still, why would terrorists take the President back to the one place he could easily located? Why take him back to a PRISON? You'd take him somewhere undisclosed, like an underground bunker, or on a f*cking deserted island or an abandoned farm house in Nebraska, not to the one place you could be sure you could NEVER escape. Once you're there, you're STUCK, and then they take the whole damned plane making sure people KNOW where they're going? Please. Even worse.

As for weapons, well look buddy, if "terrorists" can steal Air Force One, an entire plane, and kidnap the president and his aides and crew, and take BOTH inside a prison city, I'm pretty goddamned sure they could sneak in some weapons.

Hell, shoulder-launched SAMs in Afghanistan go for a pinch of opium.
GreenLensman writes:
on March 19th, 2013 at 7:04:13 PM

@Cress, Who put the map in the attic!?!

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