Escape From New York reboot plans latest

News Simon Brew 10 Feb 2014 - 06:35

Joel Silver outlines his plans for a prequel trilogy to John Carpenter's Escape From New York...

There's been chat for some time about a new take on John Carpenter's Escape From New York, one of the few of his popular movies that hasn't had a new interpretation hit the screen over the past ten to 15 years. Producer Joel Silver is working away on this one, now revealing plans for a prequel trilogy to Carpenter's original film.

That said, there might be plans, but things are going slowly: there's no screenplay in place yet. But Silver has outlined to Collider what his approach is going to be.

"There was a videogame that came out a few years ago called Arkham City", he said, "which shows how when Gotham became this kind of walled prison and how it became a walled prison. And they never deal with that in the story of Escape From New York, so part of our idea was to kind of see how the city became this walled prison and how the Snake Plissken character was a hero and how he became not looked at as a hero".

He added that "and then, in the middle of the story would be the movie that we, you know, previously saw about the President’s daughter goes down, he has to go in and get her. And then, you know, they did a sequel, Escape From LA, but I would like to then kind of find a way to have New York go back to a place that we’d like to see what it is today".

Ambitious plans certainly. It's been around a year since Silver snapped up the rights, and it's evident that there's still a long way to go before we see a new take on Escape From New York on the screen. We'll keep you posted of any further developments we hear...

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