Escape from New York Remake Gets Upgrade Director to Pen Script

Escape from New York Remake Gets Upgrade Director to Pen Script
The long-gestating Escape From New York remake has new life. Leigh Whannell, director of last year's Upgrade and co-creator of the Saw franchise has been tapped to write a new screenplay for the project, which is currently in the works at Fox. This new take on the John Carpenter classic has been on the table for years and, for a bit, seemed like it had possibly been scrapped. But now Whannell is going to do his best to breath new life into it.

According to a new report, Leigh Whannell is officially on board to write a new screenplay for the movie. At the present time, there is no deal for him to direct. However, that possibility is on the table, but that would be revisited at a later date. The most recent draft of the script was written by Neil Cross (Luther). Whannell will reportedly keep elements of the original in place,
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