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Leigh Whannell Attached to Write ‘Escape From New York’ Remake for Fox

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Leigh Whannell Attached to Write 'Escape From New York' Remake for Fox

Snake Plissken is set for a big screen return in a brand new Escape From New York movie from fox, which will retain elements of the original cult classic action thriller.

According to the folks at The Hollywood Reporter, Leigh Whannell will write the script for the upcoming remake. Sources say that while there is no deal for him to direct, the door is open for that possibility. Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman are producing the project. Horror master John Carpenter is on board as executive producer.

As recently reported by THR: “One of Whannell’s goals is to avoid the bloated tentpole remake path that afflicted the reboots of other 1980s-era movies such as Robocop and Total Recall

Stay tuned to Dark Universe for more on this project as it happens.

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