Frequent Quentin Tarantino collaborator Robert Rodriguez is the latest to be tapped to helm the long-gestured Escape from New York redux. According to Deadline, John Carpenter will be an executive producer and have a big say in the tone of the project.
According to previous reports: We will learn Snake Plissken’s real name in the film, the antagonist will be a different person than in the original, NY will not be a maximum security prion, Snake will only be allotted 11-hours to save the day instead of 22. And it will not actually be a remake. It will, instead, be a prequel to the 1981 original. It has also been reported that (as of now) Snake Plissken will not be sporting his trademark eye patch. If I had to guess, I would say that perhaps that is because we will see how Plissken injured his eye at some point in the film.
Writer Neal Cross[ (BBC’s Luther) recently turned in his draft of the screenplay. Cross reportedly beat out several other scribes for the gig.
The original film follows Snake Plissken as he attempts to save the President of The United States after a crash landing in Manhattan which has been converted to a maximum security prison.
Stay tuned to Wicked Horror for more details on this project as they are announced.