‘Escape From New York’ Remake Gets Robert Rodriguez On Board To Direct

‘Escape From New York’ Remake Gets Robert Rodriguez On Board To Direct

Escape From New York is yet another cult classic film from legendary horror director John Carpenter that is entering that dreaded phase of remake hell. But horror fans and John Carpenter fans might have a reason to be excited about it.

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News coming down the wire via Variety reports that the Escape From New York remake might just have a seasoned veteran behind the helm, Robert Rodriguez. For those one or two people out there who do not know who Robert Rodriguez is, then gritty horror and crime films like From Dusk Till Dawn, Planet Terror, Desperado, El Mariachi and Once Upon a Time in Mexico should ring a bell.

Robert Rodriguez is a seasoned and proven filmmaker in the horror, western and gritty grindhouse genre that helped ring it in alongside the likes of Quentin Tarantino and Eli Roth in the late 1990s and early millennium. His own nostalgic drive gave him the tools to pay close attention to certain details that many in the past have considered a “b-movie” experience.

Now that Escape From New York has entered that classic stage in life that puts it in the recycle bin for yet another John Carpenter remake, it is certainly a breath of fresh air to know that a seasoned veteran like Robert Rodriguez could be taking the helm of the movie.

Not only is Robert Rodriguez potentially attached to the remake of Escape From New York, but John Carpenter himself has also signed on to a role in the reboot of his famed dystopian futuristic franchise. Carpenter will be filling the role of executive producer for the remake of Escape From New York, which is being released by Fox and targeting a late summer start date for production.

“Atmospheric and Creepy”

Back in 1981, the original Escape From New York came out and thrilled audiences to the core when Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) was sent into New York to save the president, who had been taken hostage by a gang of warriors in a maximum security prison, which was the entire island of Manhattan.

There has been no word yet if Kurt Russell will have anything to do with the remake of Escape From New York, or if there is a possibility that it could be a potential sequel or prequel as opposed to the dreaded remake, or series “reboot.”

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