Silver Talks "Escape from New York" Remake

One of the few remakes of a 1980s movie property that seems to have stalled is that of the "Escape from New York" reboot. Attempts have been made to update John Carpenter's 1981 dystopian sci-fi film, but they have never progressed beyond some name attachments.

The likes of Gerard Butler, Timothy Olyphant, Jason Statham and Tom Hardy have all been linked to Kurt Russell's iconic role of Snake Plissken at different times, but none of those versions came to fruition.

At last report, producer Joel Silver and Studio Canal were teaming to produce a new 'Escape' trilogy which would begin with an origin tale. Silver himself has now given an update on the film to Collider who asked if the film's script was finished:

"No, no we're not, no we're not. I mean, it's funny because we have a relationship with Studio Canal, which somehow ended up with the rights to that,
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