Escape from New York Poster Starring Kurt Russell as Snake Plissken

John Carpenter has given the Escape From New York remake script his seal of approval. The original movie from 1981 starred Kurt Russell as Snake Plissken, a one-eyed outlaw tasked with rescuing the President from New York, which has been walled off and turned into a maximum security prison. The film is a major cult favorite thanks to Russell’s iconic performance, the Carpenter-composed score and its dark depiction of the future.

Russell and Carpenter returned to the character for 1996’s Escape from L.A., which essentially remade the original in a new setting. The film was criticized for its camp humor and terrible CGI, and its box-office failure saw a planned ...

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