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The Escape From New York remake just got interesting…

March 25th, 2017 by Marc Comments

In a time of remakes of some of FTN’s favourite movies – Ghostbusters, Point Break, (the upcoming) Big Trouble in Little China – we have interesting news on the Escape From New York remake.

It looks like Robert Rodriguez, director of From Dusk Til Dawn, El Mariachi, Desperado and The Faculty, is the frontrunner to get the gig.

We’re also hearing that John Carpenter, director of the original two movies starring Kurt Russell as Col. Robert “Snake” Plissken, will produce the remake with the script being written by Luthor creator Neil Cross.


While we aren’t fans of remakes, especially of movies as iconic as Escape From New York, we won’t lie that Carpenter producing a movie directed by Rodriquez and written by Cross could well deliver… we just don’t know who could possibly replace Russell as Snake.

What do you all think?

Source: SHH

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….