Its going to be a busy few years for the horror legend that is John Carpenter. Not only has he got involved in the planned sequel to his horror masterpiece Halloween, but it has been confirmed that he will now executive produce the remake of his action classic Escape From New York.
Its a film that has been planned for many years, with numerous directors and stars attached, but its been confirmed that Robert Rodriquez will be the man at the helm as plans are now afoot to find a new actor to take over from Kurt Russell as the lead Snake Plissken. Expect rumours of people like Gerard Butler in the next few weeks.
What we can gather is that this is an ambitious project with future sequels planned.
The original is one of Carpenter’s greatest films and if you haven’t seen it, then what are you waiting for? Just ignore the sequel though!
More as we get this!