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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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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 arenít 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. Itís been a year, and while weíve 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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Exclusive: Check out this awesome preview of Cult Movie Art from Gallery 1988's latest book!

Here at JoBlo.com 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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Cast This: Snake Plissken

This is territory that we visited three years ago, but now since new rumors have sparked concerning the role of Snake Plissken in the remake of ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, we wonder...who will you cast this time? A week ago, we got wind that Jason Statham and Tom Hardy were the front men to take over the role once held by Kurt Russell . Now I know that many of you...
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Are Jason Statham and Tom Hardy in contention to play Snake Plisskin in the Escape From New York remake?

A while back there was talk of an ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK remake involving Gerard Butler , who would take on the role of Snake Plisskin, made famous by the gravely-voiced Kurt Russell in John Carpenter 's 1981 classic.† That quickly went away when New Line lost the rights, but now that Joel Silver has them in his mitts, the reboot train is about to leave the station and according to NY...
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Joel Silver to reboot Escape from New York as a trilogy

Well, this was a surprise to hear. Not only does Joel Silver have some movement on the ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK remake that has been lingering in development for years, but he has the hopes of turning it into a trilogy. This is a pretty bold move for a film that has had little luck making it to the big screen since John Carpenter 's 1996 sequel, ESCAPE FROM LA. Until two years ago, the...
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