Wiseman To Lead New ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK

Len Wiseman, whose Live Free Or Die Hard has already grossed close to $132 million at the box office in the past seven weeks, in final negotiations to direct New Line Cinema’s remake of John Carter’s 1981 classic Escape From New York, according to a story in the Hollywood Reporter.

Gerald Butler is already attached to the project to play Snake Plissken, a convict who is recruited to enter the future city-turned-prison of Manhattan to rescue the President of the United States after Air Force One crashes in the city.

Black Hawk Down (2001) scribe Ken Nolan has adapted Carpenter and co-writer Nick Castle’s original screenplay, with his take reportedly fleshing out Plissken’s origins.

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A film fan since he first saw that Rebel Blockade Runner fleeing the massive Imperial Star Destroyer at the tender age of 8 and a veteran freelance journalist with twenty years experience writing about film and pop culture.

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