New York im Jahr 1997. Reinzugehen ist verrückt, auszubrechen unmöglich! Ganz Manhattan ist ein Hochsicherheitsgefängnis, in dem drei Millionen Mörder, Räuber, Vergewaltiger und gefährliche Durchgedrehte ohne Wärter eingesperrt sind. Es herrscht reine Anarchie und das Recht des Stärkeren. Mitten in dieses Chaos, in Mid Town Manhattan, stürzt Air Force One, die Maschine des US-Präsidenten (Donald Pleasence, u.a. "Halloween"). Jemand muss in diese Hölle rein - und wieder raus - um das Leben des Präsidenten zu retten. Die Wahl für dieses Wahnsinnsunternehmen fällt auf Snake "Die Klapperschlange" Plissken (Kurt Russell, u.a. "Poseidon", "Stargate", "Grind House"), einen hochdekorierten Ex-Lieutenant, der wegen seiner Verbrechen im Zivilleben selbst zu einer lebenslangen Freiheitsstrafe verurteilt wurde. Bei Erfolg kann er seine Weste reinwaschen. Um sicherzustellen, dass Plissken seine Mission auch erfüllt, werden ihm kleine Sprengkörper implantiert. Snake hat weniger als 24 Stunden Zeit, den Präsidenten und sich selbst zu retten - danach explodieren die Ladungen...
In "Flucht aus L.A." (1996) durfte Snake Plissken nochmal ran... Nach einem gewaltigen Erdbeben im Jahre 2013 ist Los Angeles nur noch eine von Banden beherrschte Insel. Dort gilt es ein Geheimpapier zu finden, von dessen Inhalt die Zukunft der restlichen Welt abhängt...
B-D meldet... Update: We're told this is VERY early and a premature announcement. Some news we've been hearing but couldn't firm up until just now is that Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker) is in close talks to land the lead role of Snake Plissken in Escape from New York, the Breck Eisner-directed remake of John Carpenter's classic 1981 post-apocalyptic thriller that followed antihero Snake Plissken (played by Kurt Russell) as he tries to save the President in gang-ruled Manhattan. New Line Cinema's 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. Eisner directed The Crazies for Overture. [...]
CS! sprach mit dem Regisseur Breck Eisner... [...] "I'm a huge fan. As a kid, I absolutely loved that movie. And Snake is such a bad-ass," Eisner told us. "The interesting thing about 'Escape from New York' is that it was a comment on the urban decay and the suburban flight coming out of the '70s and early '80s. Conceptually, it's an idea that's not true today because of the world we live in. So, how the prison is created is going to be different than in Carpenter's version. The anxiety of the world and anxiety of our existence post-9/11 is there, especially the anxiety in Manhattan post-9/11. Plot-wise, they're different, emotionally they're very similar. That's why it'll be interesting to tackle this movie, to have a slightly different take but with the same results which is Manhattan is turned into a walled prison."
Eisner added that more work on the script will be done. "I would be surprised if I found a script that I was just ready to make. I'm bringing on another writer this week and we will do a pass on the latest draft by Allan Loeb. We'll be doing a significant pass on that." [...]
Vulture liefert Neuigkeiten zum Remake... Vorsicht SPOILER !!! New Line Cinema is quickly moving forward with plans to remake John Carpenter’s 1981 dystopian action classic Escape From New York, thanks to a rewrite from Allan Loeb, the man who rescued the Wall Street sequel from development limbo over at Fox. A big reason for the fast track was creative: Loeb nailed the humor in Plissken without slipping into camp, and he changed Snake’s rescue-mission target from a president to a female senator, thereby upping the banter quotient. But just as big a factor was economic: They found a much cheaper way to turn Manhattan into a giant prison.
In the original, set at the end of World War III, New York City was a husk of itself after being turned into a giant prison, but that kind of destruction gets pricey. So in Escape 2.0, the Big Apple that the as-yet-uncast Snake Plissken is dropped into will be geographically undesirable, but intact: This Manhattan was evacuated and turned into a privately run penal colony after the detonation of a crude radioactive dirty bomb on the outskirts of the city. "It is not a disaster movie," says a source close to the project. "It is an exposé of an ecosystem, if you put a huge wall around Manhattan and then dropped in the most fucked-up, dangerous criminals on Earth." This means New York will still be recognizable to audiences, à la I Am Legend, rather than an entirely new Armageddon Island. (Previous scribe David Kajganich, who wrote The Invasion, is credited with this solution.)
Much like in the original movie, the authorities have set up shop in the Statue of Liberty (though this time it's not the police, it's a private, KBR-like security company)*, and now new prisoners are being processed through Ellis Island. And more importantly, good ol' Snake remains largely the same. Legally, he has to be. We learned that in order to land the rights, New Line had to sign a contract with John Carpenter stipulating, among other things, that Plissken "must be called 'Snake'"; "must wear an eye patch"; and that he would - and we're not making this up - "always be a 'bad-ass.'"; So, if you ever catch the new Snake watching Grey’s Anatomy or complaining that the senator isn't "emotionally available," just know that somewhere, some poor development exec is about to be carted off to jail. [...]
Variety.com meldet... Before they shot a frame of film, Gerard Butler escaped "Escape From New York," the remake of the John Carpenter film.
Right after his turn as the Spartan in "300," Butler made a deal to play Snake Plissken in a film bought at auction by New Line. He left for creative differences. New Line is persevering: studio has brought Jonathan Mostow in to rewrite, with an option to direct.
Butler just began production on Lakeshore's "Game," which Lionsgate will distribute. He'll next be seen starring in the Richard LaGravanese-directed "P.S., I Love You," the Guy Ritchie-directed "Rock N Rolla," and Fox-Walden's "Nim's Island."
Bei AICN gibt es folgenden Beitrag... [...] I can tell you that Brett Ratner isn't directing the EFNY remake, according to him. He was given an "achievement in cinema" award at the Savannah Film Festival and I managed to ask him afterwards about it and he said that it was happening but not with him. [...]
A few months ago, we reported that Len Wiseman was in negotiations to direct the Escape from New York remake and also Gears of War.
The big news today, that started over at AICN, is that Len Wiseman will no longer be directing Escape and that Brett Ratner has replaced him.
The IESB contacted a source over at New Line, the studio behind the film, and was able to confirm the story which is no longer a rumor but instead 100% fact. Brett Ratner will take over directorial duties on the remake. [...]
Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik zu einem verworfenen "Escape from L.A."-Drehbuch.. ;-)
Len Wiseman, the director behind "Live Free of Die Hard," is in negotiations to helm "Escape From New York," New Line Cinema's remake of the cult John Carpenter movie.
The project was set up at New Line in March with Neal Moritz producing and Gerard Butler attached to star as anti-hero Snake Plissken.
Ken Nolan ("Black Hawk Down") wrote the script, which will combine an origin story for Plissken merged with the story of the 1981 movie. The original film was set in a futuristic 1997, when Manhattan had been turned into a giant maximum-security prison. The U.S. president's plane crashed on the island, and Plissken -- incarcerated for robbing a federal reserve bank -- was coerced into a rescue mission.
Carpenter is executive producing. Sichler and Ron Halpern, senior vp international production and remake development at Canal Plus, will executive producing as will Original Films production executive Ori Marmur.
Toby Emmerich and Keith Goldberg are overseeing for New Line.
Wiseman, who rose through the Hollywood ranks via positions like props assistant on movies such as "Men in Black" and "Independence Day," directed "Underworld" and its sequel "Underworld: Evolution." [...]
Kabel1 zeigt heute um 22.25 Uhr "Flucht aus L.A."... Um 0.25 Uhr folgt "Die Klapperschlange"... Und bei AICN gibt es Details zum Drehbuch des geplanten "Escape from New York"-Remakes mit Gerard Butler... Vorsicht SPOILER !!!
SuicideGirls.com sprach mit John Carpenter... DRE: I spoke with Will O'Neil who wrote one of those Snake Plissken comic books a few years ago. He had said that you, Kurt [Russell] and [producer] Debra Hill owned the character of Snake. Is that true?
John: Yes, but we share it with Canal Plus. It’s a long story, but the movie was originally made for a company called Avco Embassy. Avco Embassy was sold to Dino De Laurentiis. Dino De Laurentiis sold his share to Canal Plus. DRE:So in this remake they’re talking about...
John: I don’t know that it’s a remake. I think it’s a lot about Snake before he gets to New York. DRE:But it just made me think that maybe the remake rights might be different than the rights to the character Snake Plissken because none of the articles mentioned you guys being involved with the project. Are you guys going to be credited producers?
John: Executive producer. DRE:Do you have any desire to be more involved?
John: My main involvement is I read the scripts and make sure the character is the same character that we wrote originally. I think that would be cool. My other main involvement in this project is to extend my hand and have a check placed in it. [...] DRE:Obviously Snake was a character that was perfect for the time he was in, so do you think Snake will lose the faux mullet?
John: I don’t know what to do about that. That’s not my decision. Snake is a character who was born out of the 1970’s when New York was having real problems. He came out of a post-Vietnam era and he was an anti-authoritarian. He was a really unique type of character back then. He’ll probably be reinvented for his time. But we’ll see. I don’t know if he will be mullet-less or with the mullet. [...]
CS! meldet... 300 star Gerard Butler is lined-up to star in a remake of John Carpenter's Escape From New York from 1981, reports Variety.
Neal Moritz is attached to produce, with Black Hawk Down screenwriter Ken Nolan penning the screenplay.
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 from L.A.
Bei AICN gibt es einen Bericht von der Creation Convention... [...]
Production IG, the people who made Ghost in the Shell are making the Snake anime! How cool is that? The woman from Production IG said that not only are they working on it, but this would actually be the first co-production between a Japanese anime studio and American producers. I'm guessing that's what the guys from Maverick were doing there. They said they were looking for a 2005 release and that everyone was very excited.
Debra Hill said that different Snake stories would be told through different mediums. The anime will take place after Escape from LA, while the comic will start the day after Escape from New York. Stories like how Snake lost his eye and the Battle of Leningrad will come out in the videogame. She also said that Fabian Nicieza is writing the books. [...]
Cinescape meldet... [...] Activity is already underway to bring the character, played by actor Kurt Russell in both films, into the world of comic books, video games and anime within the next couple of years.
The San Diego ComiCon last week premiered a sample of the comic, JOHN CARPENTER’S SNAKE PLISSKEN CHRONICLES, which is planned to hit comic book stores at the same time as MGM’s planned ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK DVD special edition. Video game publishers will soon start bidding on the rights to create a game featuring the character. Such a game could also possibly be based on the film itself; Kurt Russell has reportedly already agreed to do voice work for the game and to doing motion capture work to help in creation of the digital character.
The biggest news for Plissken, however, is the plans of producer Deborah Hill (who produced both of Snake’s theatrical adventures) to continue the character’s story through an anime styled feature film. "We want to take Japanese sensibility and combine that with Western storytelling," Hill is reported to have explained about the project. Once again, Russell is reported to have agreed to voice his character for the animated project.
Hill also said that "When we made the original film in 1981, there was no video or DVD or video games. [We] want to relaunch Snake Plissken back into the vernacular of pop culture." This latest flurry of activity involving the character was apparently brought about during currently unsuccessful attempts by Carpenter and Hill to launch a TV series featuring Plissken and his adventures. "We introduced a lot of legends in the first two films and with the comics, novels, video games and anime, we’ll be able to explore some of these things. How did Snake lose his eye? What happened in the Battle of Cleveland or at the Battle of Leningrad? What is New Las Vegas? We’ll explore these stories as well as introduce new stories."
There’s been no comment so far from Carpenter as to the extent of his involvement in Hill’s plans, though he apparently will not be writing the script for the anime project. However, since Plissken was created by Carpenter in his script for ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, he will likely benefit considerably in a financial nature.
Hollywood Reporter meldet...
Snake Plissken, the anti-hero of MGM's "Escape From New York" and Paramount's "Escape From L.A.," is making a multimedia comeback beginning in the spring. An anime feature film is in the works for a 2004 release, and Hurricane Entertainment has partnered with director John Carpenter, producer Debra Hill and actor Kurt Russell to produce a comic book series, "John Carpenter's Snake Plissken Chronicles," which will debut day and date with MGM Home Entertainment's special edition DVD of "Escape from New York." A preview issue of the magazine is to be unveiled at this week's ComiCon in San Diego. In the anime movie, Russell will give voice to Snake. Carpenter, Russell and Debra Hill will executive produce in conjunction with a Japanese anime studio.
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