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Escape from New York (upcoming film)

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Escape from New York
Directed byLeigh Whannell
Produced byJohn Carpenter
Written byLeigh Whannell
Based on
Escape from New York
by
  • John Carpenter
  • Nick Castle
Production
companies
The Picture Company[1]
Distributed by20th Century Studios
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

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Escape from New York is an upcoming action film remake to the 1981 film of the same name. The film will be written and directed by Leigh Whannell.

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

On February 10, 2010, Allan Loeb will rewrite the script for the remake of the 1981 dystopian sci-fi action film Escape from New York for New Line Cinema.[2] On April 22, 2010, Breck Eisner was set to direct and Neal H. Moritz, Walter Hamada and Sam Brown producing the remake.[3] On July 20, 2011, New Line lost the rights to produce the remake.[4] On March 18, 2013, Joel Silver and Studio Canal the remake's production rights with the hopes of starting a trilogy,[5] but on February 9, 2014, Silver revealed there have been script issues.[6] On January 13 2015, 20th Century Fox acquired the remake with the original's director John Carpenter producing along with The Picture Company's Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman.[7] On October 12, 2015, Luther creator Neil Cross was hired to write a new script.[8] In March 2017, it was announced that Robert Rodriguez will direct the remake.[9] On February 1, 2019, Leigh Whannell was set to write and possibly directing the remake.[1]

Casting[edit]

On March 18, 2013, Liam Neeson was expected to star in the remake.[5]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kit, Borys (February 1, 2019). "Leigh Whannell to Tackle 'Escape From New York' Remake for Fox". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  2. Brodesser-Akner, Claude (February 10, 2010). "Details on the 'Escape From New York' Remake". Vulture. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  3. Kelley, Laura (April 22, 2010). "Breck Eisner in Talks to Direct ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK Remake". Collider. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  4. Barr, Jason (July 20, 2011). "ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK Remake Not Happening at New Line". Collider. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Trumbore, Dave (March 18, 2013). "ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK Gets Reboot Treatment with Plans for a Trilogy, Liam Neeson May Star". Collider. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  6. Nemiroff, Perri (February 9, 2014). "Producer Joel Silver Breaks Down His ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK Trilogy; Script Isn't Complete Yet". Collider. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  7. Fleming Jr., Mike (March 24, 2017). "'Escape From New York' Remake Rights Deal Won By Fox". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  8. Kit, Borys (October 12, 2015). "'Escape From New York' Movie to be Written by 'Luther' Creator Neil Cross (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  9. Fleming Jr., Mike (March 24, 2017). "Robert Rodriguez To Direct 'Escape From New York'". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved November 24, 2019.

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