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Movie News - Hollywood hunk Charlie Hunnam could be set to star in an 'Escape From New York' remake. The 'Sons of Anarchy' actor - who dropped out of the upcoming 'Fifty Shades of Grey' film due to scheduling issues - is rumoured to be in talks with Silver Pictures to take on the lead role in film. However, the sequel to his 2013 film 'Pacific Rim' could mean Silver Pictures and Studio Canal have to find another suitable star as although ''Hunnam is currently the top contender'', ''it is unclear if his commitments to Pacific Rim 2 will leave the actor unavailable''. 'The Walking Dead' star Jon Bernthal and The Guests' Dan Stevens are also being considered for the role of Snake Plissken, who was portrayed by Kurt Russell in the 1981 original, according to Starlog. It's also been reported that the character will be ''more team based'' in the remake, »
It seems as though every week brings us another announcement, or another rumor, about yet another remake, reboot, or sequel. The remake of the 1980s cult action film Escape from New York has been kicking around for awhile now, but questions have been raised about who can fill Kurt Russell’s shoes as the hero with the eyepatch Snake Plissken. In a recent report from Starlog (via /Film), Charlie Hunnam topped the list of actors rumored to be in the running for the coveted (?) role.
Hunnam occupies the top spot in a wishlist of actors that also included Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) and Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey). Hunnam is certainly the most immediately recognizable star on that list, having crossed into big budget action star territory with Pacific Rim. But, he is also lined up for Pacific Rim 2 and Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur, so taking on this part »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
Charlie Hunnam is about to be seen in the final season of "Sons of Anarchy" on FX and after that it will likely be a long stream of movies and the schedule is starting to fill up. He was recently named the title star of Guy Ritchie's Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur, he will almost certainly be back for Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim sequel and now he's rumored to be the top contender to play Snake Plissken in the remake of John Carpenter's Escape from New York alongside a couple others still in the mix. Hunnam as well as Dan Stevens ("Downton Abbey", The Guest) and Jon Bernthal (Fury, "The Walking Dead") are reported to be the top three choices for the lead role, looking to pick up after Kurt Russell as Plissken, a convicted bank robber in a crime-riddled New York City-turned-maximum security prison, coerced »
- Brad Brevet
A remake of John Carpenter's revered action thriller Escape from New York has been gestating for years, but no one seems to be able to get it off the ground. The most recent attempt in the works was reported about a year and a half ago with Studio Canal teaming with super producer Joel Silver (The Matrix, Lethal Weapon) and his Silver Pictures banner to start from scratch on the project. Now it sounds like they're making some progress as a rumor from Starlog (via Badass Digest) has surfaced saying that Pacific Rim and recently crowned King Arthur star Charlie Hunnam is the top contender to play Snake Plissken. Read on! However, he's not the only actor in the running as The Guest star Dan Stevens and former "The Walking Dead" cast member Jon Bernthal could also end up with an offer. Reportedly none of these three have read for the film, »
- Ethan Anderton
Producer Joel Silver is currently developing the new version, with Starlog reporting that the movie will follow the Avengers formula of creating a team of characters for multiple sequels.
A number of supporting characters will be upgraded to 'co-leads' according to the report, including schizophrenic travel guide Cabbie, war journalist Mina, presidential security detail survivor Gareth and Snake's former crime partner Brain.
Escape from New York is set in a future world, and follows convicted bank robber Snake Plissken who is »
Who will be the new Snake Plissken? A long-mooted remake of John Carpenter's cult favourite Escape From New York appears to be in the works, and a casting wishlist for the lead role has emerged. Veteran action producer Joel Silver is spearheading the project, and Silver's top choices for the role of Snake Plissken include Dan Stevens, Charlie Hunnam and Jon Bernthal. »
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 »
We haven’t heard anything about the proposed Escape From New York remake for a little while, but that could be about to change in the wake of some new casting rumours. According to Starlog, Silver Pictures and StudioCanal are looking to secure a leading man to play Snake Plissken, with Charlie Hunnam currently sitting pretty at the top of their list. Hunnam is reportedly the number one choice, although Jon Bernthal and Dan Stevens are also being considered as alternatives, given that Hunnam’s schedule could potentially pose a...
- George Wales
Producer Joel Silver is still planning to reboot Escape From New York, and a new report claims that he not only has three actors in mind, but also that the movie will follow the same “team” direction as the likes of The Avengers!
The current version of the script has apparently always had a team dynamic to it, but now a number of supporting characters have been elevated to “co-leads”, with iconic antihero Snake Plissken set to be joined by four others.
They will be Cabbie, a schizophrenic travel guide who serves as comic relief; Mina, a war journalist who becomes a scavenger after being framed for murder; Gareth, the last surviving member of the President’s security detail who harbours a dangerous secret; and The Brain, Snake’s former partner-in-crime who left him to die.
- Josh Wilding
The idea to reboot John Carpenter’s action classic Escape From New York has been rumoured one moment and then shoved back into the realm of myth the next for years now. But Starlog is reporting that Joel Silver’s production company is pushing ahead to make it happen, with a rumoured casting wish list for the new Snake Plissken that includes Dan Stevens, Charlie Hunnam and Jon Bernthal.This remake has been strolling around the development compound for ages now, snarling at the gatekeepers and crushing cigarette butts beneath its booted feet. Silver, out stumping for Non-Stop earlier this year, likened some of the thinking on the current version to DC video game Arkham City, exploring how Manhattan became the prison we see in Carpenter’s 1981 movie. The idea right now is to feed elements of Snake’s background and the history of New York’s current state into »
It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about producer Joel Silver’s planned remake of Escape from New York. Back in March of 2013 when the movie was first announced, Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) and Jason Statham (The Expendables) were linked to the role of Snake Plissken, portrayed of course by Kurt Russell in John Carpenter’s 1981 cult classic and its subsequent sequel. Now Starlog is reporting that Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim), Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) and Dan Stevens (The Guest) top the shortlist for the role, with Hunnam said to be the number one choice, and an offer expected to be made “any day now.”
Furthermore, the report goes on to stage that the remake will adopt more of a team-based approach, with Plissken leading a team that consists of “Mina, a warzone journalist framed for murder and living in the shadows of New York as a scavenger; Cabbie, »
- Gary Collinson
I'm pretty sure this is one remake nobody could possibly want to see, but it seems we're getting it whether we like it or not. Silver Pictures and StudioCanal are moving forward with their take on John Carpenter's classic, and although no director is on board yet, Starlog reckon Charlie Hunnam, Jon Bernthal and Dan Stevens are on their radar to step into Kurt Russell's boots as Snake Plissken. The site also reveal that this remake is to be more of a team based movie, as Snake "traverses through a treacherous New York landscape with a rogues gallery of criminals who look to leave the island-turned-prison in exchange for the rescue of the captured U.S. President.” “Plissken’s team consists of Mina, a warzone journalist framed for murder and living in the shadows of New York as a scavenger; Cabbie, a schizophrenic travel guide who serves as comic relief; Gareth, »
It seems just one badass isn’t enough to break into a futuristic city-turned-prison. Producer Joel Silver is looking to put a team together to rescue the President for the long-gestating remake of Escape From New York. John Carpenter’s original saw one-eyed mercenary Snake Plissken drafted involuntarily by authorities to prise the leader of the free world from the clutches of maniacs who were holding him hostage after his plane crashed in Manhattan. Set in the dizzying futurescape of 1997, the movie showcased Kurt Russell as Snake, doing his best Clint Eastwood impression.
Reportedly inspired by the success of Avengers Assemble and other comic book blockbusters with ensemble casts, Silver will take the focus off a lone antihero and form a posse. This will feature beefed-up versions of characters Cabbie and Brain, alongside fresh creations Mina (a journalist) and Gareth (a security guard). Yes that’s right. There’s going »
- Steve Palace
It’s pretty murky on what’s going for “Escape from New York.”
The remake of “Escape from New York” has been in pre-production for quite some time now with several actors rumored to be attached to play Snake Plissken.
Now Starlog reported it has a short list of actors who may play the coveted role of Snake.
Of course, Hunnam is the top contender for the role, but he may be busy with “Pacific Rim 2.”
The site also cautioned to take the news with a grain of salt until official news has been made. That source indicated the offer will be made in “any day now,” but none of the three actors have read for the role.
Starlog provided more details for »
- Gig Patta
A remake of John Carpenter’s 1981 cult classic sci-fi action film, Escape from New York, has been in the works for many years. However, the film has been stuck in early development with different directors signing on to helm the movie, then backing out, while many actors were rumored to revive the role of Snake Plissken (originally portrayed by Kurt Russell), including Timothy Olyphant (Justified), Jeremy Renner (The Avengers: Age of Ultron), Jason Statham (The Expendables 3), and Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road). Additionally, reports on the premise of the film have varied from a straight remake to a prequel that would reboot the series.Click to continue reading ‘Escape from New York’ Remake Actor Shortlist Includes Charlie Hunnam?
- Molly Freeman
Catching up on news & noteworthy we didn't cover the past couple of days...
Vanity Fair the details of the Brangelina marriage that we know. I'm really so happy for them as a longtime fan but...
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Gawker asks the intriguing question: "Why is Angelina Jolia a movie star?"
Some of her movies have been well-received acting vehicles. Some of her movies have been gargantuan commercial products. There is no place where those circles overlap on the Venn diagram.
It's worth pondering her atypical celebrity.
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- NATHANIEL R
Back in March 2013, producer Joel Silver announced that an Escape from New York reboot is in the works, although we haven't heard anything about the project since then. According to a new report from Starlog, Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam is the front runner to play the iconic Snake Plissken, with Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) and Dan Stevens (The Guest) also in contention.
Snake will reportedly be leading a team in this reboot. Here's what the site's unidentified source had to say about the story.
"(It's) more team-based, as Snake Plissken traverses through a treacherous New York landscape with a rogues gallery of criminals who look to leave the island-turned-prison in exchange for the rescue of the captured U.S. President. Plissken's team consists of Mina, a warzone journalist framed for murder and living in the shadows of New York as a scavenger; Cabbie, a schizophrenic travel guide »
With the woman he loved dead and gone, Jax (Charlie Hunnam) fights to keep his Samcro family alive in a new trailer for Sons of Anarchy, which kicks off its final season Tuesday, September 9 with the Season 7 premiere "Black Widower".
Watch the latest footage that shows how Charming, California will be turned into a war zone when Sons of Anarchy returns to FX.
Sons of Anarchy is an adrenalized drama with darkly comedic undertones that explores a notorious outlaw motorcycle club's (Mc) desire to protect its livelihood while ensuring that their simple, sheltered town of Charming, California remains exactly that, charming. The Mc must confront threats from drug dealers, corporate developers, and overzealous law officers. Behind the Mc's familial lifestyle and legally thriving automotive shop is a ruthless and illegal arms business driven by the seduction of money, power, and blood.
In season six Jax Teller (Charlie Hunnam) has finally »
Charlie Hunnam ("Pacific Rim," "Sons of Anarchy"), Dan Stevens ("The Guest," "Downton Abbey") and Jon Bernthal ("The Wolf of Wall Street," "The Walking Dead") are the names rumored to be up for the role of Snake Plissken in the proposed "Escape From New York" remake at Silver Pictures and StudioCanal.
The report comes from Starlog which also says the new film will be less focused on one man and more an ensemble piece. It will, however, retain the central premise of the John Carpenter-directed original:
"[It's] more team-based, as Snake Plissken traverses through a treacherous New York landscape with a rogues gallery of criminals who look to leave the island-turned-prison in exchange for the rescue of the captured U.S. President."
They say earlier drafts of the the script had a team-dynamic to it, but subsequent re-writes have turned several of the supporting characters into co-leads. Some are familiar, some »
- Garth Franklin
Yup, we’re still talking about that Escape From New York remake. Folks have been trying to make this thing for years now, but after all this time, it doesn’t seem like they’ve gotten anywhere closer to actually making it happen. However, if this new rumor turns out to be true, perhaps that could change soon. There’s a reporting floating around out there claiming that even though there’s still no director attached, Silver Pictures and StudioCanal are making moves and have their eye on Charlie Hunnam, Jon Bernthal and Dan Stevens to portray the new Snake Plissken. Hit the jump for more on the Escape From New York remake. The news comes from Starlog (via /Film) and the outlet claims to have a very trusted source close to the production. According to that source, the film is currently in early pre-production and Snake Plissken isn’t the sole star of it. »
- Perri Nemiroff
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