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With just about all of John Carpenter’s other ’70s/early-’80s classics getting the remake treatment over the last decade, the long-mooted redux of 1981’s ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK still hasn’t gotten off the ground. But New Line Cinema’s still trying, and has signed a new director.
Variety reports that Breck Eisner (pictured), who helmed this year’s update of THE CRAZIES, is the latest filmmaker to join the new ESCAPE, to be produced by Neal H. Moritz’s rather ironically named Original Films. Gerard Butler, who had long been set to take over Kurt Russell’s role as Snake Plissken, is no longer involved; other directors who have been attached to the project are the UNDERWORLD films’ Len Wiseman, RED DRAGON’s Brett Ratner and TERMINATOR 3’s Jonathan Mostow.
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