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‘Escape from New York’ – Radio Silence filmmakers tease their vision for ‘Requel’ movie

by Stewart Cole

We had learned late last year that the filmmaking team Radio silence (V/H/S, Southbound, Ready or Not, Scream, Scream VI) were working to bring Snake Plissken back to the screen for a brand new movie based on John Carpenter’s Escape from New York for 20th Century Studios, with John Carpenter himself executive producing the upcoming film.

The project was originally described as a “reboot”, but filmmakers Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillette say it’s more of a “requirement” in a new conversation with ComicBook.com.

“I don’t think we know enough about the movie yet to say anything, but yes, the idea is ‘Requel,'” the creators of Radio Silence say in the report. “There is no way to repeat how great this movie is, it would be silly to try. So, you know, we’re going to try to borrow what we love from it and find a new way to put the package together.”

Kurt RussellHis involvement in the upcoming ‘requel’ is still up in the air at the moment, but it sounds like the idea here is to reboot the franchise rather than start over.

Stay tuned for more as we find out.

Escape from New York set in 1997. “When the president of the United States crashes in Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent to rescue him.”

In Escape from LAalso directed by John Carpenter, “Snake Plissken is once again called upon by the United States government to retrieve a potential device of destruction from Los Angeles, now a self-contained island where undesirables are deported.”

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