[Movies] Joel Silver Says Escape From New York Remake Still Moving Ahead
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 02.10.2014
He compares it to Batman: Arkham City...
Joel Silver tells Collider that his planned remake of Escape From New York, which he has previously said would be a trilogy, is still moving forward. Silver says that they've been working on the story for the new films and compared it to Batman: Arkham City.
"I always liked Kurt's character," Silver said. "The Snake Plissken character, so I've always liked that idea, but we kind of figured out a way to do almost a trilogy of that story. There was a video game that came out a few years ago called Arkham City, which shows how Gotham became this kind of walled prison... they never deal with that in the story of Escape From New York, so [that is] part of our story."
He continued, "And then, in the middle of the story, would be the movie that we, you know, previously saw about the President's daughter goes down, he has to go in and get her. And then, you know, they did a sequel, Escape from LA, but I would like to then kind of find a way to have New York go back to a place that we'd like to see what it is today. So there is a way to tell the story in three ways, but we haven't got there yet and we're just starting."