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!! OMG, John Carpenter’s ‘Escape From New York’ to be remade, Hunnam, Bernthal, and Stevens reportedely front-runners for Snake Plissken !!

Since every Brooklyn resident has decided to fill my Facebook feed with posts about how “Brooklyn is OHVER!!!” and that there’s a Starbucks across from their favourite independent coffee shop that their friend opened while gentrifying Brooklyn 10 years ago, and people like Patti Smith are telling artists to stay the hell away from NYC because it’s not the city it once was — what better time to capitalize on the backlash against the city, than to reboot ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK!?
That means that work horse Snake Plisskin is coming back! But WHO could possibly fill the legendary, studly Kurt Russell‘s shoes!?
According to Starlog, Silver Pictures narrowed the candidates down to three studs: Charlie Hunnam (“Sons of Anarchy“), Jon Bernthal (“The Walking Dead“) and Dan Stevens (“The Guest“).
Starlog has also said that the film will be:

“more team-based, as Snake Plissken traverses through a treacherous New York landscape with a rogues gallery of criminals who look to leave the island-turned-prison in exchange for the rescue of the captured U.S. President.”

All I know is they better keep Carpenter‘s original soundtrack! If they end up using Linkin Park, I’m really gonna lose it.

[via latino-review]



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