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Escape From New York remake lands Luther creator to write screenplay

10.12.2015

We've known an ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK remake was coming for awhile. 20th Century Fox has been high on getting this project off the ground, and, as we all know, when a studio really wants to do something, come hell or high water, they're making it happen.

The key though isn't whether or not it's done at all; it's whether or not it's done well. And today Fox took a nice step in the right direction toward redoing Snake Plissken, naming LUTHER creator Neil Cross as the film's writer to start. Cross' feature film resume is hardly lengthy, as he penned MAMA for Universal and also did some work on PACIFIC RIM. The BBC series LUTHER has really been his bread and butter, for good reason, and anyone who has watched the Idris Elba show would have a hard time telling you they wouldn't want to see Cross handling other properties as well to see how they'd turn out under his sensibilities.

Fox is hoping this will turn out more like their reopening of PLANET OF THE APES did, when they took the prequel route. Fans were certainly skeptical when they heard what the studio's plans were there, but, in bringing in the right talent to make it work and crafting a story worth telling, it was able to fight against the remake/reboot stigma and become something people are enthusiastic about. That is well within the realm of possibility again.

John Carpenter will be executive producing, and is said to be creatively involved as well, so there's that feather added to the ESCAPE remake's hat, too. He did make the original after all, so if he's cool with it and working to make this one up to snuff, then a benefit of the doubt would certainly be nice to give.

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7:15AM on 10/14/2015
At first I thought Assault on the Precinct 13 remake was unnecessary but it turned out pretty good. This one might turn out okay.
At first I thought Assault on the Precinct 13 remake was unnecessary but it turned out pretty good. This one might turn out okay.
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5:20PM on 10/13/2015
Unnecessary remake.....
Unnecessary remake.....
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9:21AM on 10/13/2015
They need to let go of this remake. It will turn out like Halloween, The Fog, Assault on Precinct 13, and The Thing prequel/remake from 2011.

Those remakes were unnecessary.
They need to let go of this remake. It will turn out like Halloween, The Fog, Assault on Precinct 13, and The Thing prequel/remake from 2011.

Those remakes were unnecessary.
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11:14PM on 10/12/2015
I'm hip to this, but it will depend on who they get to play Pliskin. Give Russell a role in it!
I'm hip to this, but it will depend on who they get to play Pliskin. Give Russell a role in it!
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9:52PM on 10/12/2015
Bring back Kurt Russell!!!
Bring back Kurt Russell!!!
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11:12PM on 10/12/2015
Love to see that, but I HIGHLY doubt that will happen.
Love to see that, but I HIGHLY doubt that will happen.
5:44PM on 10/12/2015
People are taking this way too seriously, so tired of the remake whiners, because if the film isn't good, it will be discarded, and the original film will still be there. Besides, after escape from L.A. being a mess, I don't see a remake/ reboot being worse than that.
People are taking this way too seriously, so tired of the remake whiners, because if the film isn't good, it will be discarded, and the original film will still be there. Besides, after escape from L.A. being a mess, I don't see a remake/ reboot being worse than that.
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5:46PM on 10/12/2015
True, plus EFLA was pretty much a remake anyway!
True, plus EFLA was pretty much a remake anyway!
5:20PM on 10/12/2015

Just for comparisons sake....

When the horrible Nightmare on Elm Street remake came out in 2010, Wes Craven was completely against it, right?
If John Carpenter is really behind this, it could be cool.
EFNY is too cool a concept to just let go; if they aren't doing sequels, then at least a remake would be something. Bring Snake back!!!
When the horrible Nightmare on Elm Street remake came out in 2010, Wes Craven was completely against it, right?
If John Carpenter is really behind this, it could be cool.
EFNY is too cool a concept to just let go; if they aren't doing sequels, then at least a remake would be something. Bring Snake back!!!
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4:58PM on 10/12/2015
Not wanted, not at all.
Not wanted, not at all.
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