Ratner escapes NY
After j receiving an award at the Savannah Film Festival, Ratner was asked about his involvement with the planned ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK remake, and he said it's indeed moving forward, just without him. In case you hadn’t heard, Ratner was set to direct the remake which is to star 300 megaman Gerard Butler. This of course angered both Ratner haters and EFNY purists, but now, they can all breathe a collective sigh of relief, because this reviled “hack” won’t be going near the beloved property. Thank God, right?
Another director whose name has been thrown around was Len Wiseman, but really, would he be any better? LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD was a pretty standard action flick, despite its good reviews. Any great director out there shouldn’t be bothering himself with unnecessary remakes anyway. They’d be too busy filming original content. If you’re going to remake a film that isn’t even that old, expect a generic director to be the one who brings in an equally generic idea for a movie to life.
|Extra Tidbit:||Again, no matter how much you hate Brett Ratner, you'd give up your fugitive brother just to be him. Admit it.|