Hollywood is always threatening to remake John Carpenter's action classic 'Escape From New York,' but so far, such a thing has failed to materialize. However, it's recently come to light that the always-pending remake isn't the only recent attempt to revive the character of Snake Plissken, who was so memorably played by Kurt Russell. It seems that Snake almost came back as the star of his own video game and anime series.
Escape From New York
Although remaking John Carpenter's 'Escape From New York' is the kind of thing that makes us quietly shake our heads and contemplate developing a drinking problem, we'll be the first to admit that sliding an actor like Jason Statham or Tom Hardy into the lead role will go a long way toward alleviating the pain.
Producer Joel Silver has his sights set on 'Escape From New York' teaming with production company StudioCanal to remake the classic 1980s film and bring Snake Plissken back to the big screen.