It's been awhile since we last heard anything about Snake Plissken coming back to the big screen, but it seems the remake is still happening. Vulture is reporting that New Line Cinema is gearing up for production on the Escape From New York remake.
The catalyst for moving forward was a new script rewrite by Allan Loeb, who was said to have, "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." It was also said that another factor was financial, since Loeb's script, "found a much cheaper way to turn Manhattan into a giant prison."
One of the things that will not change, however, is the Snake Plissken character. Apparently New Line signed a deal with the original Escape From New York director John Carpenter, which stated specific things that could not be changed:
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.'"
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