Escape From New York Remake Looking For Its Snake

Posted by Ben Huber on Sep 2, 2014 in Cinema


Yeah, that Escape From New York remake is still rolling around in the depths of Hollywood. Who knows if it’ll ever actually happen, but then a rumor like this pops up and you wonder if this time they’ll make good on their threats. Currently, three actors are being eyed for the part of Snake Plissken, in order: Charlie Hunnam, Jon Bernthal, and Dan Stevens. Yes, Charlie Hunnam is at the top of that list. He’s not a bad actor, but I don’t see him as Snake. I might be okay with Jon Bernthal though. We’ll have to wait and see how this all works out. Read more…

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Escape from New Jersey?

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Jun 30, 2011 in Cinema, Fandom

Well, it’s certainly not the worst fan-film I’ve ever seen — Dark Betrayal comes to mind —  but I suppose we can’t really expect much after the hot mess that was John Carpenter’s Escape from L.A. I have a soft-spot in my heart for that film, but even I have to admit that it was terrible. Rather than attempting to follow Carpenter’s ridiculous sequel, director Chris Notarile decided to pen one of his own with his fan-film Escape from New Jersey. I imagine that trying to recreate the feel of Carpenter’s original film would be difficult on a shoe-string budget. Though it’s slow-paced, and lacks polish, the script itself isn’t half bad. While I can’t overlook every issue, I feel the film is a decent attempt worth mentioning. It’s enough to make me wonder if Snake Plisskin will ever make his return. Until then, this might have to do.

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