ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK Gets The Reboot Treatment
The original film went on to gross more than $25 million dollars after its theatrical release, with Russell later reprising his role in the sequel, Escape From L.A. in 1996, which flopped at the box office. Both films were directed by versatile filmmaker John Carpenter.
Escape From New York is the latest venture for Joel Silver's production company since the failed reboot attempt several years ago in a time-sensitive deal between New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. with Neal Moritz and Breck Eisner set to produce and direct, respectively. Meanwhile, Butler is currently out promoting his latest film, Olympus Has Fallen. Renner is currently in Boston filming an untitled project with an all-star cast directed by David O. Russell. Tom Hardy is also busy, among other things, slated to appear in the upcoming film, Mad Max: Fury Road, and is also set to star in the classic video game big screen adaptation of Spy Hunter.
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