Last year movie producer Joel Silver purchased the rights to John Carpenter’s “Escape from New York” and said he planned on remaking the film. On Wednesday Silver told online publication Collider his plans for the remake.
First, Silver wants to make a trilogy of films. Second, he has a concept for where he wants to take this trilogy and the inspiration for this concept came from a rather interesting source, the video game “Batman: Arkham City.”
Here is a quote from Silver explaining the influence of the game:
“There was a video game that came out a few years ago called ‘Arkham City,’ which shows how Gotham became this kind of walled prison and how it became a walled prison. And they never deal with that in the story of ‘Escape from New York,’ so part of our idea was to kind of see how the city became this walled prison and how the Snake Plissken character was a hero and how he became not looked at as a hero. And then, in the middle of the story, would be the movie that we, you know, previously saw about the President’s daughter goes down, he has to go in and get her. And then, you know, they did a sequel, ‘Escape from L.A.,’ but I would like to then kind of find a way to have New York go back to a place that we’d like to see what it is today.”
Silver may want this, however there is no guarantee that the first movie will even get made. It is still listed as in-development on IMDB. Silver also said that a script for the film has not yet been written. Even if it does get made there is the factor of how the audience will respond to the film. I will update you all on any future progress of this remake.
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