There’s been talk of an Escape from New York remake for years, and the project is now languishing in development hell. Something tells us it won’t be there for very long. In any event, Snake Plissken himself, Kurt Russell, offered up his take on the possible remake and more to IGN!
“There’s nothing wrong with the concept of doing something,” Russell told the site of the proposed Escape from New York reboot.
“I just think that my only thing about that is, when I think of remakes — and I’ve done remakes that I didn’t think should have been done — I only think remakes make sense if you take an idea that was flawed, a script that was flawed, perhaps they didn’t have enough money to make it correctly, maybe a character or two was not particularly well-played or could be fixed. If it had a problem that you’d say, ‘God, if you just do that, that’s a great movie,’ or ‘If that movie had so-and-so in it, it could be great! Imagine that with so-and-so in it. Imagine that done this way.’ Then that to me makes perfect sense as to why they would do a remake.”
We couldn’t agree more.
When asked if Russell would take the role on again himself… “He’s a great character. But no, I’m too old. Snake’s a man in his prime. He’s an American man absolutely in his prime. He’s a really good character.”
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