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So, about that Escape From New York reboot…

February 2nd, 2019 by Marc Comments

So we reported a few days ago that Upgrade director Leigh Whannell has signed on to make The Invisible Man at Universal and now he’s attached to something almost unthinkable…

An Escape From New York remake.


“Whannell will write the script for the remake of the John Carpenter 1980s classic. Sources say that while there is no deal for him to direct, the door is open for that possibility.”


The movie was previously set to be rebooted by Luther writer Neil Cross and to be directed by Robert Rodriguez but the project never saw light of day.

Word is that Whannell has an idea that will pay homage to the original but also take it in a new direction.

The original 1981 movie was set in a future (then 1997) where Manhattan had been turned into an island-sized maximum-security prison. When the president of the United States crashes into the decaying city, an outlaw is coerced into traveling inside to rescue him.


All things said, we’re dubious of a remake of this John Carpenter/Kurt Russell  classic… but all we can do is hope for the best.


Source: THR

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….