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Kurt Russell once pitched an 80s action star movie universe

The words “franchise” and “shared universe” is like catnip for movie studios now, as all of the big wigs are looking for ways to take the Marvel formula and work it into their own line-up of characters. I mean, who doesn’t want to see Tom Cruise teaming up with The Mummy to fight Frankenstein? However, the notion of a giant universe wasn’t always a...
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Cast This: Snake Plissken (Escape from New York remake)

An update of John Carpenter 's ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK has been threatened several times over the course of a decade, initially with Gerard Butler planning to wear the eye-patch as iconic badass Snake Plissken. Directors like Len Wiseman , Brett Ratner and Breck Eisner briefly sat in the director's chair before departing. Those early attempts ultimately crashed like...
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Robert Rodriguez reportedly in talks to direct Escape from New York

We've known about 20th Century Fox's plan to remake John Carpenter 's ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK for some time, but it appears that the project is slowly moving forward as the studio narrows down their search for a director. Per Jeff Sneider of The Tracking Board , it seems that Robert Rodriguez will be the man for the job. Robert Rodriguez recently wrapped up...
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Escape From New York remake lands Luther creator to write screenplay

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...
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Awfully Good: The Black Hole

With TOMORROWLAND an apparent disappointment , we look back at another costly Disney sci-fi failure… The Black Hole (1979) Director: Gary Nelson Stars: Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Robert Forster   A group of astronauts encounter a massive spaceship impossibly close to a black hole and find it inhabited by a...
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Escape From New York remake lands at Fox; John Carpenter creatively involved

After a tortured history of rights changing and many scripts being passed on, the ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK remake is finally moving forward at 20th Century Fox. The last news we shared surrounding the project, Charlie Hunnam (PACIFIC RIM, Sons of Anarchy), Jon Bernthal (THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, The Walking Dead) and Dan Stevens (THE GUEST, Downton Abbey) were the front runners...
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Are these the frontrunners to play Snake in the Escape from New York remake?

As much as you (or Kurt Russell ) may vehemently dislike the fact that an ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK reboot is in the works, it looks like it may happen sooner or later (although at this rate, it looks like the latter). Last we heard the film was actually inspired by the fantastic Arkham games, the second of which features a walled-in prison-like city. While Plissken will always be the lead,...
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Producer Joel Silver talks the plan for the Escape from New York reboot

I know many of you aren’t too keen on it, but producer Joel Silver still keeps talking up that ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK reboot. First, the reboot was in the hands of New Line until the rights lapsed and Silver alongside Studio Canal snatched them up. It’s been a year, and while we’ve been busy trying to even wrap our minds around the idea of someone replacing Kurt Russell as Snake...
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The JoBlo Sunday Night Movie Chat: Escape From New York

This week we are going to take a hard left turn after last week's Back To The Future trilogy chat. That was a ton of fun and full of nostalgia, but this week we are going to go into the gritty side of film. From the master himself, John Carpenter , this week we discuss Escape From New York! Your's truly has been hosting The JoBlo Sunday Night Movie Chat for two...
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Awesome Art We've Found Around The Net: Anchorman, The Hunger Games, King Kong, The Walking Dead

Some cliche somewhere said that 'a picture is worth a thousand words.' This has proven to be the case for me and especially when it comes to fan art. I have always sought out great fan art and have wanted to share it with as many people as possible. "Awesome Artwork We've Found Around The Net" is the outlet for that passion. In this column I will showcase the kick-ass...
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Exclusive: Check out this awesome preview of Cult Movie Art from Gallery 1988's latest book!

Here at we love movie art. Like, a lot. You guys have expressed a lot of love for our Awesome Art From Around The Net column and I second your sentiments. Movie art is simply bad ass, especially in all its various creative forms. So, naturally we figured you guys would dig seeing some pieces from the latest release of Gallery 1988 's book series Crazy4Cult. The latest...
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Will Smith will try to play cowboy again in a contemporary remake of The Wild Bunch

Will Smith may have killed the big screen western when he made the god awful WILD, WILD WEST back in 1999, but he is going to give the genre one more try, albeit a modernized one, if plans work out for him to star in a remake of Sam Peckinpah 's seminal THE WILD BUNCH. According to The Wrap , Smith will produce the update of THE WILD BUNCH alongside Jerry Weintraub, who produced...
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