Finally a bit more news has surfaced as to the fate of the long talked about remake of Escape from New York. The folks behind the flick may just have found their director, but we thought he’d be taller. Betcha he gets that a lot.
According to Variety The Crazies remake director Breck Eisner is now officially in talks to take up the directorial helm on the project, which has been stewing for a few years now.
The script for the new version was penned by Ken Nolan, David Kajganich, and Allan Loeb, who wrote the most recent draft. The new spin follows along the lines of the original in which Plissken — an iconic soldier-turned-criminal — is given 24 hours to find the President following the crash of Air Force One.
Look for more on this — we’d guess — pretty damned soon. In the interim relive the glory days and check out the trailer for the original if only for the sweet, sweet music.
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