A series of developments have been announced regarding the long-awaited Escape From New York remake. The first of which is that (according to BD) it will not actually be a remake. It will, instead, be a prequel to the 1981 original. The outlet is also reporting that (as of now) Snake Plissken will not be sporting his trademark eye patch. If I had to guess, I would say that perhaps that is because we will see how Plissken injured his eye at some point in the film.
According to The Wrap, we will learn Snake Plissken’s real name in the film, the antagonist will be a different person than in the original, NY will not be a maximum security prion, Snake will only be allotted 11-hours to save the day instead of 22, and the action will begin unfolding somewhere other than NY.
Writer Neal Cross[ (creator of BBC’s Luther) recently turned in his draft of the screenplay. Cross reportedly beat out several other scribes for the gig.
The original film follows Snake Plissken as he attempts to save the President of The United States after a crash landing in Manhattan which has been converted to a maximum security prison.
Stay tuned to Wicked Horror for more details on this project as they are announced.