John Carpenter

That ‘Escape From New York’ Remake Doesn’t Sound Like Much of a Remake at All

by Britt Hayes December 2, 2016 @ 12:14 PM
A remake of Escape From New York has been in development for years, but when Fox hired Luther creator Neil Cross to write the screenplay last fall, it seemed like the project was finally picking up some legitimate steam. It’s been over a year since we last heard anything about the remake of John Carpenter’s cult classic, but a new report has revealed several key plot details from the film — which doesn’t sound like much of a remake at all.

The 2016 ScreenCrush Holiday Gift Guide For the Discerning Pop Culture Fan

by Matt Singer November 23, 2016 @ 10:35 AM
Whatever holiday you celebrate in December, it comes with a lot of pressure. If you get that special someone the wrong gift, watch out. Things can get pretty ugly. That’s particularly true for pop-culture fans. They know what they want, and they probably have most of it already. Perhaps you know someone like this. Perhaps you are someone like this. (Perhaps I am someone like this.)

There’s a Secret in ‘The Thing’ That’s Been Hiding Right Under Our Noses

by Emma Stefansky September 6, 2016 @ 10:41 AM
John Carpenter’s The Thing is a grotesque, timeless horror film that’s been beloved by fans ever since its premiere in 1982. We’ve watched it and re-watched it over and over again, cozied up in our homes with the lights off (well, maybe one left on, just in case), but according to cinematographer Dean Cundey, it appears there’s one hugely important detail that a lot of people have missed.

Luc Besson Found Guilty of Plagiarizing ‘Escape From New York’ in ‘Lockout’ Court Case

by Britt Hayes July 29, 2016 @ 1:50 PM
Open Road Films
Back in 2012, Luc Besson co-wrote and produced the sci-fi action flick Lockout — better known to some as Space Jail, a title affectionately bestowed upon the film by the people of the internet. If you saw the film — or even just the trailer — then you probably noticed some very obvious similarities between Lockout and Escape From New York, John Carpenter’s classic film that basically has the same plot. You weren’t the only one.

‘Escape From New York’ and ‘Big Trouble in Little China’ Will Crossover…In a Comic Book

by Britt Hayes July 12, 2016 @ 2:59 PM
MGM / 20th Century Fox
Two of Kurt Russell’s most iconic movie characters are about to crossover, but it won’t be on the big screen. A new comic book will introduce Jack Burton from Big Trouble in Little China to Snake Plissken from Escape From New York for a six-issue crossover event that finds both of Russell’s classic action heroes teaming up for a wild adventure. And the best part? John Carpenter — who directed Russell in both films — has given his official approval.

Horror Master John Carpenter Shades ‘Walking Dead’ Stealing From Romero

by Kevin Fitzpatrick July 3, 2016 @ 9:11 PM
Robert Kirkman began The Walking Dead under curiosity of life in the zombie apocalypse after most movies roll credits, but horror icon John Carpenter isn’t impressed with the creator cribbing from George Romero. The Thing and Halloween director believes The Walking Dead has been “milking” its zombie forefathers, and isn’t worth our time

‘Oculus’ Director Reportedly in Talks For New ‘Halloween’ Movie

by Britt Hayes May 24, 2016 @ 5:35 PM
It was just last night that Blumhouse announced plans to make a new Halloween movie with original director John Carpenter serving as executive producer — which is great news, considering Carpenter’s lack of involvement in the franchise’s later years. The studio didn’t say whether the new film will be a sequel or a reboot, but they did say they were going for a more established director, and a new report suggests Blumhouse may have already found one.

Everyone’s Entitled to One Good Scare With These ‘Halloween’ Facts

by ScreenCrush Staff October 16, 2015 @ 2:01 PM
Despite being one of the most popular horror movie franchises with over ten films, plus comic books, merchandise and even a video game. But director John Carpenter filmed the original for just $300,000. The budget was so tight, most of the actors were asked to wear the own clothes for filming and the iconic Michael Myers mask was purchased for $1.98. That’s just one of the many facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which catches up with the boogeyman in Halloween.