Gerard Butler as Snake Plissken?!
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Article Date: March 13, 2007 | Publication: IESB.Net | Author: Stephanie Sanchez
Just like pink is the new black, Butler is the new Russell. Butler is attached to star as Snake Plissken himself in a remake of the 1981 classic, Escape from New York.
Variety had this,
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."