Saw’s Leigh Whannell Hired To Write Escape From New York Remake

When it comes time to discuss the illustrious career of a director such as John Carpenter, it can become rather difficult to choose a single favorite from his films. But as much as I love Halloween and Big Trouble in Little China, I think Escape from New York actually takes the cake for me.

Funny enough, a follow-up arrived years later in the form of Escape from L.A., but the plot was so similar to the original that you could consider it to simultaneously be a sequel and a remake. Still, Hollywood has been wanting to get an actual remake off the ground for some time now.

If you’re in the same boat as I, then today’s news should bring a smile to your face because – get this – Fox has enlisted none other than Leigh Whannell to pen the screenplay for Escape from New York‘s revival.
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