Sin City director Robert Rodriguez looks to be the first choice for Fox to direct their remake of the John Carpenter classic Escape From New York which is considered one of the best B-Movies of the 80’s and also starred Kurt Russell as now iconic character Snake Plisskan.
Rodriguez’s latest project Lolita: Battle Angel has finished production with James Cameron serving as producer – Cameron was originally supposed to direct – and will also have the producers of Planet of the Apes which they hope the Escape films can go in that direction.
Gerard Butler was attached to star in the film almost seven years ago, but there doesn’t appear to be any sign of that being true or not anymore. There are tons of actors who could take on the eye patch wearing bad ass, but I’m sure there will be casting rumors sooner than later.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter