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Eisner Making Escape From New York
Wanted: Someone to play Snake Plissken

23 April 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Heat Vision Blog

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New line has been trying to get a new take on John Carpenter’s cult classic Escape From New York out of development limbo for years now. Nothing has come of it yet, but Breck Eisner thinks he can change all that.

New Line nabbed the rights back in March 2007, slotting Gerard Butler in to play Snake Plisskin (the antihero vigilante made iconic by Kurt Russell) and hiring Ken Nolan to write a draft of the script. But it lingered for months and never quite seemed to gain traction.

Since then, it’s been through several writers and directors (including Jonathan Mostow, Allan Loeb and Len Wiseman), and now Eisner – who last brought us another remake in The Crazies – has jumped aboard.

According to the Heat Vision Blog, he’s planning to make Loeb’s version of the screenplay, which apparently blends a back-story with the rough futuristic plot of the original, which sees a criminal dropped into a maximum security prison (basically Manhattan) to rescue the US president from a downed plane.

Will Eisner be the man to get it to the screen? Who knows – but first, he’ll need a Snake…


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There's only one Snake Plissken.
'Nuff said. More

Posted by mia_2009 at 14:46 on 26 April 2010 | Report This Post

I hoped this was dead and buried. I have no prob with a remake of a film that had potential that was just crap from thirty odd years ago but it's a great film! And pardon my french but fuck Gerard Butler he wouldn't know a Snake Plisskin if it bit him on the end of his cock. More

Posted by TheSpleen at 21:28 on 24 April 2010 | Report This Post

Sure why not get that fucktard from Twilight to play Snake and then make it a 3-D "epic" while you're at it. Cunts will make this movie, bigger cunts will like it. More

Posted by sephiroth7 at 17:56 on 24 April 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Bullshit!
Yeah won't be going anywhere near this one. More

Posted by The Todge at 10:06 on 24 April 2010 | Report This Post

Why dont dont they ever remake shit movies?? Would make more sense instead of ruining classics! Simply take a shitty movie and make it better. Cant be hard... Its only a matter of time before Terminator is remade. Spiderman is already being remade. The fantastic 4 is being remade. Poor ol Robocop for christs sake! The running man and total recall!!! They'll probably remake The Hobbit soon enough and it hasnt even been made yet!!! Jesus!! More

Posted by Celtic Warrior at 20:37 on 23 April 2010 | Report This Post

A backstory?
Well that's the mystery and mysticism of an iconic character out the window! More

Posted by IKEOBI at 19:44 on 23 April 2010 | Report This Post

"back-story" for Snake
Oh for fucks sake. More

Posted by O_Goncho at 16:56 on 23 April 2010 | Report This Post

Leave the original the f*** alone! More

Posted by davidjthomson at 16:15 on 23 April 2010 | Report This Post

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