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Excited About the Sequel Advertisement You may like Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Facebook Advertisement Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNZEMdODcq4 Twitter Follow @DUHDNews Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News1 day ago Official ‘Terrifier 2’ Facebook Page Promising a Big Announcement Next Week! News2 days ago ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Featurette Goes Behind-the-Scenes News4 days ago Linda Hamilton is Back and Ready to Battle New Machines in ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Trailer! News4 days ago Linda Hamilton Walks Alone in New ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Poster; Trailer Drops Thursday! Reviews4 days ago Review: ‘Pet Sematary’ Manages to Convey a Very Creepy and Foreboding Atmosphere News5 days ago Jason Blum Teases ‘Halloween 2’ Announcement: “Working on it” News4 weeks ago Sigourney Weaver Has Reportedly Joined Jason Reitman’s New ‘Ghostbusters’ Movie News4 weeks ago Rob Zombie Teases ‘Three From Hell’ Trailer Debut and Shares New Captain Spaulding Image Blu-Ray & DVD1 week ago Own ‘Halloween’ 2018 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Steelbook Featuring Todd Mcfarlane’s Artwork News3 weeks ago New Fan Made ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Trailer Becomes a Horror Movie News2 days ago ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Featurette Goes Behind-the-Scenes News4 days ago Linda Hamilton is Back and Ready to Battle New Machines in ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Trailer! News6 days ago Evil Child Does Horrific Things in the Final Trailer for ‘Brightburn’ News2 weeks ago [Video] New ‘Child’s Play’ Featurette Showcases Six Animatronic Chucky Dolls News2 weeks ago Watch the New Restricted Trailer for Zombie Horror Comedy ‘The Dead Don’t Die’ Advertisement Trending Editorials3 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News2 years ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News2 years ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD2 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News2 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News2 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News2 years ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News2 years ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!