Wiseman Will Escape from New York

Now how about that Gears of War adaptation?

by | August 15, 2007 | Comments

Just about two weeks ago, we discussed the rumor that Live Free or Die Hard director Len Wiseman was in line to helm the Escape from New York remake — and it looks like the rumormongers were onto something, because Variety is now reporting that Wiseman is indeed in final negotiations with New Line for the project.

According to the report, the script is being written by Ken Nolan, who wrote Black Hawk Down, and the executive producers include Ori Marmur, Ron Halpern, Frederic Sichler, and — surprise! — John Carpenter himself. As we’ve known all along, 300‘s Gerard Butler will be taking over for Kurt Russell in the lead role.

The article doesn’t mention a release date or share any details about how Nolan will be tweaking the original’s script, but we can safely expect a bigger effects budget, not to mention a more futuristic setting, as the first Escape was set in 1998.

Source: Variety

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