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Robert Rodriguez Tapped To Bring Snake Plissken Back To The Big Screen

Back at the start of the year – we got the first rumblings that Robert Rodriguez was possibly in the running to helm the rumored reboot of the classic John Carpenter flick Escape From New York.   Personally – was intrugedby the idea but as things tend to do in the film world – things went quiet – until today. Fox has confirmed that Rodriguez is the man – via scripter Neal Cross.   Here’s his statement: Robert Rodriguez is attached to direct and it’s looking good and exciting. 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. 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.” So – they also got Carpenter’s approval for the script – this one seems locked and loaded. Only question that remains is – who will be Snake Plissken?   Those are some big shoes to fill – lets see what they come up with.

Dave Dreher
Co-Founder / Lead News Reporter at Gruesome Magazine
Dave is co-founder and lead news reporter for Gruesome. Dave has built his resume working for Diabolique Magazine, The Horror Channel, Horrornews.net, House of Horrors and Creature Corner. He has worked with Tom Savini on his official site since 1997 and is also co-host of the popular podcast Horror News Radio.
Dave Dreher
Dave is co-founder and lead news reporter for Gruesome. Dave has built his resume working for Diabolique Magazine, The Horror Channel, Horrornews.net, House of Horrors and Creature Corner. He has worked with Tom Savini on his official site since 1997 and is also co-host of the popular podcast Horror News Radio.
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