Escape From New York Movie

Escape From New York movie is currently in Development

February 3, 2019 • Story selection and rights acquired; idea being crafted into usable script; financing and casting attachments sought; aiming for 'greenlight'. Leigh Whannell will write the script.

Who's Involved:

Leigh Whannell, Andrew Rona, Alex Heineman

Release Date:

To Be Announced (TBA)

Rating: N/A

Runtime: N/A

Escape From New York Plot: What's the story?

Set in the future, Manhattan had been turned into an island-sized maximum security prison. When the president of the United States crashes into the decaying city, Snake Plissken, an outlaw, is coerced into traveling inside to rescue him. Plissken is given 22 hours to liberate the president. If he fails, he’s wired to explode.

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Film Details & Notes: What do we know about Escape From New York?

  1. Leigh Whannell is on-board to write the script with the door open to possibly direct (Hollywood Reporter, 2/1/19). His mandate is to retain elements of the original but bring new ideas to the table.
  2. Remake of the 1981 film by John Carpenter.
  3. At one point, Len Wiseman was attached to direct the project before apparently being replaced by Brett Ratner. As things stand right now, Jonathan Mostow has been brought into to do a rewrite, with an option to direct (10/31/07)

Crew and Production Credits: Who's making Escape From New York?

A look at the Escape From New York behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Breck Eisner last directed How it Ends and The Last Witch Hunter. The film's writer Leigh Whannell last wrote The Invisible Man and Upgrade.



Leigh Whannell


Alex Heineman
Andrew Rona

Production Companies


Canal Plus (Former)

New Line Cinema (Former)

Original Film (Former)

Silver Pictures (Former)

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Production Timeline: When did the Escape From New York come together?

On or about February 3, 2019 • The film was in Development status.

Leigh Whannell will write the script.

On or about March 25, 2017 • The film was in Development status.

Robert Rodriguez is on-board to direct.

On or about October 13, 2015 • The film was in Development status.

20th Century Fox has picked up rights with screenwriter Neil Cross attached to script. Last announced in January 2015.

On or about March 18, 2013 • The film was in Development status.

Joel Silver‘s Silver Pictures has joined forces with Studio Canal to produce the film. Last set up in March 2007 at New Line but the option lapsed.

On or about February 11, 2010 • The film was in Development status.

Escape From New York Release Date: When is it coming out?

Escape From New York is coming out To Be Announced (TBA).
United States

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