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Old 03-13-07, 02:17 AM
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Escape From New York: The Remake

Butler has 'Escape' plan
'300' star heads to 'New York'
By MICHAEL FLEMING

Hot off the socko bow of "300" this past weekend, star Gerard Butler is at the center of a package that CAA began shopping Monday for a remake of John Carpenter's 1981 actioner "Escape From New York."
Neal Moritz is attached to produce, with "Black Hawk Down" scribe Ken Nolan penning the screenplay.

Several studios are battling for the pic, mostly because the $70 million launch of "300" signaled the arrival of an emerging action star in Butler. A deal is expected to be made this week.

Butler would play Snake Plissken, the one-eyed convict who's charged with heading into the inescapable maximum security prison formerly known as Manhattan to liberate the U.S. president.

Kurt Russell originated the role and reprised it in the 1996 sequel "Escape to L.A."
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I'd rather just have another one with Kurt. I'm sure I would end up watching this one, though.
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Le sigh.
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what? why? i agree... just do another with Kurt. This is pointless... and too soon for a remake.

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...emerging action star in Butler...
No, thank you.
My preference will be for Kurt to be involved in another sequel even after the disaster that was Escape from L.A.
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The question is, is Gerard Butler a bad enough dude to rescue the President?

And Kurt IS Snake Pliskin, there is no exception.
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Originally Posted by Simpson Purist
The question is, is Gerard Butler a bad enough dude to rescue the President?
Of course...and they'd totally grab a burger on the way back.
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I too would just rather see a part 3 with Kurt back in the saddle.
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Originally Posted by devilshalo
Several studios are battling for the pic, mostly because the $70 million launch of "300" signaled the arrival of an emerging action star in Butler.

I love studio logic. One movie makes money, and all of a sudden it's because of one guy. Cause you know, Nia Vardolos was an emerging star because of My Big Fat Greek Wedding. And The Fast and the Furious was all because of Vin Diesel. And I don't even know what the excuse was on the Blair Witch Project...
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BOOM! *shotgun to the face*
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Originally Posted by Jericho
I love studio logic. One movie makes money, and all of a sudden it's because of one guy. Cause you know, Nia Vardolos was an emerging star because of My Big Fat Greek Wedding. And The Fast and the Furious was all because of Vin Diesel. And I don't even know what the excuse was on the Blair Witch Project...
a good trailer.... ....
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Originally Posted by Zodiac_Speaking
BOOM! *shotgun to the face*
...yup. (I prefer Nitrous Oxide. Less mess.)
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Please don't do this-Escape From NY remake

http://www.darkhorizons.com/news07/070313e.php

NO, NO, NO!

Man this sucks why mess with a classic, there is only ONE Snake!!!

Kurt Russell should sue someone, hell why can't he be Snake in the remake???? HE is not that old..
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Another article:

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/31864

Horrible idea. Kurt Russell IS Snake, nobody can even come close.
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There's already an existing thread about this.

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=495096
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And here I thought ESCAPE FROM L.A. was the remake of ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK.
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By the way this is trend with remaking carpenter movies first The Fog, Halloween(Rob Zombie)and now Escape From New York.What's next The Thing?
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Originally Posted by cranberries fan
By the way this is trend with remaking carpenter movies first The Fog, Halloween(Rob Zombie)and now Escape From New York.What's next The Thing?
a remake of a remake.
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Originally Posted by cranberries fan
What's next The Thing?
I think Darkstar could get a good treatment. Today's beachballs are so far advanced from the beachballs of 1974.
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**blank** raped my child hood

I'll fill this in later.
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You simply can't replace an iconic character like Snake Plissken. Hell, if they're so intent on remaking Carpenter flicks why not redo one of his lesser films such as "Ghosts of Mars" and get it right this time around?
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Why?
Why not?
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Ohhh No!
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Lame.

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