Escape from New York is set to be remade as part of a new trilogy, with Liam Neeson, Tom Hardy, Jeremy Renner and Gerard Butler being linked to the lead role.
Joel Silver’s Silver Pictures and Studio Canal are teaming up to bring a new look to the franchise with plans of an origin story and then the eventual trilogy.
According to Deadline, Silver will start with an origin story similar in tone to how Rise of the Planet of the Apes set up the rest of the films. A search is currently underway for a writer, but there are already a few frontrunners for the leading man.
More as we get it.