Breck Eisner (“The Crazies”) is attached to direct the remake of the 1981 cult classic film “Escape From New York” for New Line/Warner Bros.

The film follows former war hero and convict Snake Plissken, who’s sent into a futuristic Manhattan which has been turned into a no-man’s land/maximum security prison to bring back the American President after he’s shot down over the island and captured by the violent gangs who now lay claim to the island.

The project’s script was written by Ken Nolan, David Kajganich and Allan Loeb. Neal H. Moritz’s Original Films and Canal Plus are producing. The original film starred Kurt Russell as Plissken, and was written and directed by John Carpenter. A follow-up, “Escape from L.A.”, was released in 1996.

Stay tuned to for more on the “Escape From New York” remake.

By Costa Koutsoutis (Source:

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