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Friday, April 23, 2010

Breck Eisner in talks for remake of "Escape From New York"

By Siewaun
Reference: Variety

Breck Eisner ("The Crazies," "Sahara") is in negotiations to direct New Line's remake of "Escape From New York," which was set up with Neal H. Moritz's Original Films and Canal Plus.

If negotiations are successful, Eisner will replace director Len Wiseman who left the project while still in development. Gerard Butler who was to star as Snake Plissken in 2007, also left due to creative differences.

Since 2007, the New Line's remake has been written by several writers, including Ken Nolan, David Kajganich and Allan Loeb, who wrote the latest script.

Walter Hamada and Sam Brown are overseeing for New Line.

No words as yet on who will be starring as Snake Plissken, since Butler left.

Kurt Russell starred in the original futuristic actioner, which was directed by John Carpenter, and centers on antihero Plissken as he tries to save the U.S. President in gang-ruled Manhattan within the 24 hours time frame after Air Force One crashed on the island.

The remake will follow along the lines of the original.

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