Escape From New York

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Status: Development As of March 25, 2017

Development: Story selection and rights acquired; idea being crafted into usable script; financing and casting attachments sought; aiming for 'greenlight'. Robert Rodriguez is on-board to direct.

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TBA | Action Adventure

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... more

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DIRECTOR

Robert Rodriguez

Screenwriter

Neil Cross

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Storylines 4 more

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.

Trivia & Production Notes

  • 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)
  • Remake of the 1981 film by John Carpenter.

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