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Escape from New York remake on the cards….

March 19th, 2013 by Marc Comments

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.

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….