News Writer Says ‘Escape from New York’ Prequel Script Received John Carpenter’s Seal of Approval Published 11 months ago on December 4, 2017 By Nick Bond Share Tweet Back in march, Dark Universe learned that Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, Planet Terror) will direct the prequel to the cult classic 1981 John Carpenter film Escape From New York for Twentieth Century Fox, with writer Neil Cross (“Luther”) penning the script. The folks over at Deadline caught up with Cross for an update on the project, who revealed that Carpenter approved the script. “Robert Rodriguez is attached to direct and it’s looking good and exciting,” Cross told the site. “It was quite a challenging script, it’s a challenging thing to reinvent. One of the most terrifying sentences I’ve ever heard in my life is ‘we’ve given the script to John Carpenter’. I crawled around for three days thinking ‘oh my god’ but we got John Carpenter’s seal of approval. He approved it and that’s all I need.” Cross continued, “You never quite know [if it’s done] but I might need to do some rewrites and do some nip and tuck but in the first approximation, my job is done.” 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. John Carpenter is attached to executive producer the reboot/prequel. The hope is to reinvent the property with an eye toward launching a Planet Of The Apes-like franchise. Related Topics:Escape from New YorkJohn CarpenterNeil CrossRobert RodriguezTwentieth Century Fox Up Next More Rotted Corpses Rise in New ‘Day of the Dead: Bloodline’ Images Don't Miss Arrow Brings Herschell Gordon Lewis’ Scalp Horror ‘The Gruesome Twosome’ to (UK) Blu-Ray Continue Reading Advertisement You may like Watch Michael Myers Attack Laurie Strode in First ‘Halloween’ Clip John Carpenter’s ‘The Fog’ Getting Sick 4K Ultra HD Collector’s Edition (UK) Blu-Ray David Gordon Green Describes Michael Myers as the Essence of Evil in New ‘Halloween’ John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ 4K Ultra HD (UK) Blu-Ray Coming in October With 5 Art Cards ‘Halloween’ Producer Jason Blum Viewed First Cut of the Film and He’s “Very Very Excited” Nick Castle “The Shape” Talks New ‘Halloween’ Film, Putting on the Mask Again, and More Click to comment Facebook Advertisement Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0T8C3JIJLA&t=22s Twitter Follow @DUHDNews Advertisement Latest Popular Videos Blu-Ray & DVD15 hours ago ‘Halloween’ 2018 is Now Available to Pre-Order on 4K Ultra HD (UK) Blu-Ray! News18 hours ago Watch Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger in First Teaser Clip from “The Goldbergs” Reviews2 days ago Review: ‘Halloween’ (2018) Delivers on its Promise to Make Michael Myers Scary Again! News4 days ago Official ‘Death House’ Trailer, Bloody Imagery, and Poster Awakens Hell News5 days ago ‘Halloween’ – The Face of Pure Evil Featurette Focuses on the New Mask News3 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’ News3 weeks ago New Video Takes You Behind-the-Scenes of David Gordon Green’s ‘Halloween’ Blu-Ray & DVD4 weeks ago Tom Savini’s 1990 ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Remake is Available Again on U.S. Blu-Ray News3 weeks ago Church is Resurrected in First Photos from the ‘Pet Sematary’ Remake! 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 News2 years 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!