Gerard Butler has bowed out of Escape From New York, the remake of the John Carpenter film, according to Variety.

Right after his turn as the Spartan in 300, Butler made a deal to play Snake Plissken in a film bought by New Line. He left for creative differences.

New Line has brought Jonathan Mostow in to rewrite, with an option to direct.

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