Neil Cross has received the John Carpenter seal of approval for his Escape from New York script

Back in 2016 it was revealed that Luther creator Neil Cross had been tapped to pen the reboot/prequel to John Carpenter’s Escape from New York, and now Cross has provided an update on the project during an interview with Deadline, revealing that his script has received the seal of approval from Carpenter himself.

Robert Rodriguez is attached to direct and it’s looking good and exciting. It was quite a challenging script, it’s a challenging thing to reinvent. One of the most terrifying sentences I’ve ever heard in my life is ‘we’ve given the script to John Carpenter’. I crawled around for three days thinking ‘oh my god’ but we got John Carpenter’s seal of approval. He approved it and that’s all I need. You never quite know [if it’s done] but I might need to do some rewrites and do some nip and tuck but in the first approximation,
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