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By Alex Simon
If you’re a guy of a certain age (think Gen X), Kurt Russell was that actor you discovered as a child who wasn’t just a familiar face on the big and small screen, he was your buddy you grew up with. Not a peer, necessarily, but the cool, slightly older kid who lived next door who you just knew, if you played your cards right, you might grow up to be: handsome, self-assured in sports, with girls and in your place on the planet. Especially if you could hang out with him on a regular basis and learn the tricks to his magic, and magic was something Kurt Russell had from the beginning.
- The Hollywood Interview.com
Last year producer Joel Silver regained the rights to Escape From New York, and the plan is to remake it and develop it into a trilogy. At least the first film will focus on Snake's backstory. The film is still early in its development – there's not even a script for the movie yet. But in a recent interview with Collider, Silver gives an update on what they are planning for the films and how it is partly inspired by the video game Batman: Arkham City.
“There was a videogame that came out a few years ago called Arkham City, which shows how Gotham became this walled prison. And they never deal with that in the story of Escape From New York, so part of our idea was to 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. »
- Joey Paur
In March of last year, producer Joel Silver and StudioCanal announced that they were moving forward on a reboot of John Carpenter's 1981 action classic Escape From New York. Then we heard nothing else about it. Now, Collider has caught up with the man himself for an update, with Silver revealing that this sci-fi thriller will actually be set up as a trilogy, and it will be inspired by the video game Batman: Arkham City.
The seminial 80s classic Escape From New York takes place during a time in the United States when crime is at an all-time high, and the entire island of Manhattan has been turned into a maximum-security prison. Kurt Russell plays the now iconic Snake Plissken, a dangerous criminal that is tasked with breaking into Manhattan to save the President of the United States, who has been kidnapped. Gerard Butler, Tom Hardy, and Jeremy Renner were »
3 items from 2014
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