Charlie Hunnam, Jon Bernthal & Dan Stevens Up For 'Snake Plissken' In ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK?
I'm pretty sure this is one remake nobody could possibly want to see, but it seems we're getting it whether we like it or not. Silver Pictures and StudioCanal are moving forward with their take on John Carpenter's classic, and although no director is on board yet, Starlog reckon Charlie Hunnam, Jon Bernthal and Dan Stevens are on their radar to step into Kurt Russell's boots as Snake Plissken. The site also reveal that this remake is to be more of a team based movie, as Snake "traverses through a treacherous New York landscape with a rogues gallery of criminals who look to leave the island-turned-prison in exchange for the rescue of the captured U.S. President.”
We finally (for better or worse) have some movement on that Escape From New York remake we've been hearing about, and according to Starlog, Hunnam (Pacific Rim), Bernthal (The Walking Dead) and Stevens (The Guest) are in line to play the iconic Snake Plissken.
“Plissken’s team consists of Mina, a warzone journalist framed for murder and living in the shadows of New York as a scavenger; Cabbie, a schizophrenic travel guide who serves as comic relief; Gareth, the last surviving member of the President’s security detail who harbours a dangerous secret; and The Brain, Plissken’s former partner-in-crime who left him to die after a botched robbery.”
Fans of the original will recognize a couple of those names, but word is that they are to be upgraded from supporting characters to co-leads in the remake. Apparently Hunnam is the "top contender" for the role, but having recently entered talks to star as Arthur Pendragon in Guy Ritchie's King Arthur movie, the momentum could well shift in favour of Bernthal or Stevens. Starlog are confident in their source, but until we have something official we'll have to treat this as a rumour for now. Thoughts?
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