Escape From New York Remake Imminent

February 11, 2010 by  
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snake-plisskenRemakes, remakes, remakes. It’s almost as if Hollywood have run out of ideas…

It’s not quite as bad as the idea of a Karate Kid remake (something I find so abhorrent that I inadvertently clench my teeth every time it’s mentioned), but to me Escape For New York is off limits.

New Line don’t seem to think so however as they’re entertaining a script by Wall Street 2 writer Allan Loeb. According to Vulture Blog, he’s managed to retain anti-hero Snake Plissken’s sardonic humour without turning him camp and changed the target of his rescue mission to a female senator instead of a male President.

But another major factor influencing its fast track was the green stuff. Instead of the burnt-out backdrop of New York in the original Escape, they’re getting round such costly wholesale destruction by simply building a wall around the city.

But as much as they mess around with the plot and scenery, Snake will legally have to be the same. New Line had to sign a contract with John Carpenter stipulating that Plissken “must be called ‘Snake'”; “must wear an eye patch”; and that he would “always be a ‘bad-ass.”. It’s just a pity he can’t sue them if (and this is unfortunately a major concern), the movie sucks more than a Dyson factory.

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  1. Ell says:

    I can see how they can ensure that he is always called Snake and always wears an eye-patch as stipulated by the contract, but how do they measure if he is still a ‘bad-ass’? How do you quantify bad-ass-ness?