Escape from New York remake

This one upsets me a lot…


Gerard Butler Escapes “New York”
By Garth Franklin
With “Assault on Precinct 13”, “The Fog” and “Halloween” having gotten the remake treatment, and often talked about plans for a sequel/remake of “The Thing”, it was only a matter of time before the last of director John Carpeneter’s great late 70’s/early 80’s high concept thrillers got slated for the same treatment.

Scottish hottie Gerard Butler, leading the charge in current box-office champ “300”, is attached to star in a remake of Carpenter’s 1981 actioner “Escape From New York.” Neal Moritz is attached to produce and scribe Ken Nolan (“Black Hawk Down”) will pen the screenplay reports Variety.

The deal goes out this week to distributors who’re already vying for the property. Butler would play Snake Plissken, the one-eyed convict who’s charged with heading into the inescapable maximum security prison formerly known as Manhattan to liberate the U.S. president.

Kurt Russell originated the role and reprised it in the 1996 sequel “Escape to L.A.” One is curious as to how the film’s setup will be changed. In the original, terrorists hijack Air Force One and crash it into one of Manhattan’s skyscrapers. In another key scene, Plissken enters Manhattan by landing a glider on top of the World Trade Center. Both elements will no doubt have to be altered to fit the post 9-11 world.

I love Escape from New York and Escape from LA, and I believe I may have even posted a blog a year ago about them possibly trying to make the third movie in the trilogy that they wanted to make (possibly Escape from The Earth) and it sucks that they are making a new one. They better not mess it up.


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Marcos Cosme has had a love for writing and film since he was little. By combing those two passions, he started studying film early on in Middle School and High School writing screenplays and working in his High School television production studio. When it came time for college he decided to pursue a bachelors in Electronic Film making from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Marcos continues to be an avid watcher of movies and scripted television series, although he does, on occasion, watch some reality shows. He has watched hundreds of movies during the course of his life and has worked in various roles on small independent film projects, including writing, producing and directing. In his spare time Marcos loves to write screenplays, read books, contribute articles, blogs and reviews on various topics including (but obviously not limited to) movies, television, books, and wrestling; just to name a few. He is a Rabbit aficionado (he has a dwarf rabbit named Peanut-who is the logo of Cos' Blog) and is a Golden Retriever connoisseur (he has two Goldens named Cassie and Chloe). He also love to spend time with his wife and as of July of 2015 they welcomed their first child, Miles, who can occasionally be seen on the blog.

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