Breck Eisner to Direct Escape from New York Remake
04.25.10 by Ryan
The remake of John Carpenter's 1981 classic Escape from New York got back on track in February when reports that screenwriter Allan Loeb had created a rewrite that sparked renewed interest from New Line Pictures.
While there's still no actor hired to replace Kurt Russell as the eyepatch-wearing Snake Plissken — Gerard Butler was attached but left over creative differences — but they do have a director. THR reports that Breck Eisner, who directed the remake of The Crazies, is in negotiations to direct the movie.
Like the original, the Escape From New York remake will follow a near future where war-hero-turned-criminal Snake Plissken attempts a rescue mission from a Manhattan that has been turned into a prison. In the original, Plissken was trying to save the President before a momentous international summit, and in the remake Plissken will save a female Senator.
No release date has been mentioned so far.