….here is a sequel I wanted to see since the last one came out ten years ago. I didn’t think that they would actually make this….
Kurt Russell’s “Escape From Earth”
Posted: Monday August 7th 2006 12:13am
Source: Bloody Disgusting
Author: Garth Franklin
Bloody Disgusting has picked up an interesting rumour. According to their source, a meeting was held at Paramount last week with both John Carpenter and Kurt Russell in attendance. The topic – preparing for a third entry in the Snake Plissken film franchise.
Entitled “Escape From Earth”, Carpenter completed a script for the project eight years ago but the studio has now taken an interest in it after Russell demanded doing it before signing on with the studio for a three picture deal.
The previous films in the franchise, 1981’s “Escape from New York” and 1996’s “Escape from L.A.”, saw the emergence of the classic anti-hero Snake Plissken which became one of Russell’s most famous characters. A few years ago, John Carpenter developed a proposed Snake Plissken television series that was ultimately turned down by all the major networks for being “too dark and bleak”.
Snake Plissken is the fucking man, I thought that the chances of seeing a sequel to this were pretty much gone (I mean, the article didn’t actually say anything about the film being made yet, just that they were talking about it, hopefully talks are good talks and not bad ones) when they started making plans for a Snake Plissken comic book series and Snake Plissken anime show. The fact that they might make a third one may make me buy the first two one DVD, I only owned the second one on tape (which I recorded off of HBO years ago).
Great cult classic! Love to see a sequel. I kind of trust John Carpenter, sort of, he hates sequels (he created the Halloween franchise, even though he only wanted the first one to be a stand alone movie, then contractually they made him write a sequel and he did, and he “killed” off all of the main characters to insure that there wouldn’t be a third movie and then they asked him to make a third movie and he wrote it and it became the only Halloween movie not to be included in the storyline with Michael Myers (he had the brillant idea of making a different story for every other Halloween movie that would come out. Halloween III didn’t make it and the franchise was dropped till the 80’s). So I trust him!