Pre-Plissken?

Category: 300 News | Posted by: admin
Article Date: March 20, 2007 | Publication: JoBlo.Com | Author: Dave Davis
Publication/Article Link:http://www.joblo.com/index.php?id=15016

Source: Suicide Girls

Movie fans responded with furor (among a surprising degree of acceptance) to the recent announcement that John Carpenter's sci-fi classic ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK was getting remade with 300 star Gerard Butler wearing the patch.

But is it actually being planned as a straight-up remake? Not necessarily, says the guy who actually created the surly monocular merc. Daniel Robert Epstein (aka DRE) over at my favorite tattooed-slut site Suicide Girls chatted with "cash cowboy" Carpenter, who had this to say on the topic of New Line's criminal-filled Manhattan prison: "I donít know that itís a remake. I think itís a lot about Snake before he gets to New York."

Hmmm... interesting. Does this mean the script (from BLACK HAWK DOWN writer Ken Nolan) will cast light on the once-shadowy past of Plissken, thereby possibly shattering the character's mystique? Although considering the new ESCAPE will be produced by crap craftsman Neal Moritz (XXX, TORQUE), we probably shouldn't expect any significant complexity.
Also, in case any fans question Carpenter's mercenary moviemaking mentality for, well, most of his career, he succinctly describes his interest in the ESCAPE remake: "My other main involvement in this project is to extend my hand and have a check placed in it."