Shortlist revealed for the new Snake Plissken

News Simon Brew
1 Sep 2014 - 07:05

The remake of John Carpenter's Escape From New York has narrowed down the search for Kurt Russell's replacement to three...

Well, chalices don't come much more poisoned than this one. Kurt Russell, in the eyes of legions of moviegoers, is Snake Plissken, a character he brought to the screen in some style across Escape From New York and Escape From L.A. But as had been revealed earlier this year, plans are afoot for an Escape From New York remake, mooted as the first of a trilogy of films. And it looks as if things have been progressing.

For we now have word of the potential choices to take on the role of Plissken in the new movies. The three candidates? Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim), Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) and Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey, The Guest). Charlie Hunnam is believed to be in pole position for the role, unless filming clashes with Pacific Rim 2 work.

Furthermore, Starlog is reporting that the new film will be more "team-based", with supporting characters now becoming "co-leads". Obviously all of this is unconfirmed at this stage, but you can read the Starlog report in full right here

More news on Escape From New York as we get it...

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