Joel Silver to reboot “ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK” with trilogy
The ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK remake/reboot has returned to rear its ugly head, and no longer are studios and producers banking on brand recognition for one opening weekend.
Deadline is reporting that since New Line, who planned to remake the John Carpenter classic with Breck Eisner, has let the rights lapse, Silver Pictures and Studio Canal are locking themselves inside the futuristic Manhattan-turned-prison with the presumptuous goal of three new films. The trilogy will, of course, include an origin tale. The origin of Snake? Christ, the origin of his eye patch?
The original saw ultimate badass Snake Plissken break into the island of Manhattan to rescue the President from the prisoners and criminals that run the streets.