News Robert Rodriguez To Direct ‘Escape From New York’ Prequel Published 2 years ago on March 26, 2017 By Nick Bond Share Tweet Dark Universe just learned that Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, Planet Terror) will direct the prequel to the cult classic 1981 John Carpenter film Escape From New York, that’s set up at 20th Century Fox. That’s not the only good news, original Escape From New York director John Carpenter will be an executive producer and have a big say in the tone of the project, says Deadline. Carpenter took to Twitter and made it clear that he’s thrilled about Rodriguez helming the project: Robert Rodriguez is going to direct ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK. I’m excited about this. Robert is great! — John Carpenter (@TheHorrorMaster) March 25, 2017 The cynical original Escape From New York, hatched by Carpenter after the Watergate scandal, was set in a futuristic Gotham circa 1997. Kurt Russell of course played Snake Plissken, an eyepatch-sporting tough guy who is conscripted to rescue the President of the United States after Air Force One — en route to a summit that could head off World War III — goes missing after it crashes in New York, which has been relegated to a maximum security prison. Plissken, a former special forces operative convicted of trying to rob the Federal Reserve, is given 22 hours to liberate the president and a tape he carries which holds the key to peace. If he fails, he’s wired to explode. The hope is to reinvent the property with an eye toward launching a Planet Of The Apes-like franchise. Neil Cross (Luther) is penning the script. Escape From New York is one of our personal favourite flicks of all time, we just hope they do complete justice to such an iconic masterpiece. Stay tuned for more on this soon. Related Topics: Up Next New Pinhead Says ‘Hellraiser: Judgement’ Could Set Up a Sequel Don't Miss ‘The Strangers’ Director Bryan Bertino is Excited About the Sequel Continue Reading Advertisement You may like Click to comment Facebook Advertisement Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0T8C3JIJLA&t=22s Twitter Follow @DUHDNews Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News5 hours ago Official ‘Death House’ Trailer, Bloody Imagery, and Poster Awakens Hell News1 day ago ‘Halloween’ – The Face of Pure Evil Featurette Focuses on the New Mask News1 day ago Dakota Johnson Gives Her Soul to the Dance in New ‘Suspiria’ Clip News1 day ago Mezco Toyz Releasing New 15″ Mega Scale Talking Pennywise ‘IT’ Figure News2 days ago Featurette Tells the Story of Sabrina Spellman in Netflix’s “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” Music4 weeks ago Listen to John Carpenter’s Stunning First Track “The Shape Returns” for New ‘Halloween’ News2 weeks ago ‘Halloween’ Writer Danny McBride Has Ideas for Potential Sequel News2 weeks ago Rob Zombie Shares New Photo of Sid Haig as Captain Spaulding in ‘Three From Hell’ Blu-Ray & DVD3 weeks ago Tom Savini’s 1990 ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Remake is Available Again on U.S. Blu-Ray News2 weeks ago New Video Takes You Behind-the-Scenes of David Gordon Green’s ‘Halloween’ Advertisement Trending Horror Lists3 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News1 year ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News1 year ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD1 year ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News1 year ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News1 year ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News1 year ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News1 year ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!