Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A remake of cult 80s action film Escape from New York is coming to cinemas, with Robert Rodriguez lined up to direct it. Directed and co-written by horror veteran John Carpenter, the original Escape from New York was released in 1981. The film is set in the then-future of 1997, and follows the attempt by soldier-turned-criminal Snake Plissken (played by Kurt Russell) to rescue the president of the United States (Donald Pleasence) after Air Force One crashes in Manhattan, which has been transformed into a maximum security prison. The film became a cult classic.