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Reboot of Escape From New York in the works again

by on Mar.18, 2013, under Movies

We could see a new Snake Plissken soon…Studio Canal is partnering with Joel Silver’s Silver Pictures to come up with a new take on John Carpenter’s Escape From New York story and it’s convict-turned-hero character played by Kurt Russell, which became a cult classic in 1981 and had a 1996 sequel, Escape From L.A..

According to Deadline, the new version is expect to be expanded into a trilogy starting with an origin story (we assume of Plissken), and Studio Canal will fund development before shopping for a studio.

New Line attempted a reboot several years ago, and had several actors under consideration for the role of Snake, including Gerard Butler, Jeremy Renner and Tom Hardy, but let the rights lapse back in 2011. It’s too early to attach any actors at this point.



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