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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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The Last Starfighter is being rebooted as a TV series with a cool gimmick

There are some movies that define childhood. For kids growing up in the 1980s, it could be a John Hughes film, THE GOONIES, or any number of other memorable films. For me, one movie that always brings back memories of being a kid is THE LAST STARFIGHTER. As one of the early films to use CGI, the 1984 scifi film about a teen recruited to join an intergalactic space force based on his...
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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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Awfully Good: 'Twas The Night + A Christmas Story 2 (Video)

'Twas The Night (2001) Director: Nick Castle Stars: Bryan Cranston, Josh Zuckerman, Brenda Gate Walter White and his teenage sidekick steal Santa's sleigh in order to rob houses. After featuring a naked, mullet-sporting Bryan Cranston in last year's Thanksgiving-themed NATIONAL LAMPOON'S HOLIDAY REUNION , some observant...
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Cool Videos: This modernized trailer for The Last Starfighter is awesome

THE LAST STARFIGHTER will always rank as one of the special movies from my childhood. With a scope limited by the special effects at the time, THE LAST STARFIGHTER looks incredibly dated 30 years since it was originally released and yet I love watching it each and every time. Full of cool aliens, funny dialogue, and the dream of playing a video game and becoming the savior of the galaxy,...
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Exclusive Cool Video: Movie CliffsNotes - The Last Starfighter!

It's the 30th Anniversary of the 1984 low rent sci-fi flick THE LAST STARFIGHTER, starring Lance Guest and Catherine Mary Stewart, and we thought it would be cool to take another look with some good ol' Movie CliffsNotes! Chock full of cheesy genre tropes, from the "chosen one" storyline, the unrequited love interest, to a good helping of weird-for-the-sake-of-weird...
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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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