John Carpenter Confirms ‘Escape From New York’ Director

March 25, 2017

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We reported last year that Fox has a remake of Escape From New York planned. Now, it seems it is finally moving forward and they have a director, none other than Robert Rodriguez.
John Carpenter has just confirmed, via his Facebook page, that Rodriguez will indeed direct from the script penned by Neil Cross (Pacific Rim). Carpenter, the original director, will be serving as executive producer. Word is he will be playing an important role in the film’s development.
This will be Rodriguez’s fourth collaboration with the studio, including Machete, Machete Kills, and Predators, which he produced, and is currently filming Alita: Battle Angel, with James Cameron producing.
Rodriguez has many other titles to his credit including: El Mariachi, Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn, The Faculty, Planet Terror, Grindhouse, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and series such us From Dusk Till Dawn. His book ‘Rebel Without A Crew’ has influenced many filmmakers.
The 1981 original Escape From New York centers on condemned criminal Snake Plissken, dispatched to the island of Manhattan – now a quarantined danger zone – to rescue the president who has crashed and is in serious danger.
There is no word yet who will play Kurt Russell’s iconic role as Snake Plissken, but it is crucial that they cast someone who can play the badass role properly.
We will update you when we know more.


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