About the movie reboot Escape from New York from 1981 have been appearing for several years. In 2021, news broke that Leigh Whannell (Invisible man) is working on the script for the new version. However, it looks like a new creative team will be hired.
According to Bloody Disgusting, 20th Century Studios is in talks with Tyler Gillett, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Chad Villella, a trio known as Radio Silence (Scream) to take over the helm of the planned film. There are conflicting information about whether the project will be a continuation of the original or a full reboot with a new actor in the lead role.
Escape from New York – what’s the original about?
The original takes place in the crime-ridden United States, which has transformed the island of Manhattan into the country’s only maximum security prison. Air Force One is hijacked by anti-government insurgents who deliberately crash it into a walled district. Former soldier and current prisoner Snake Plissken has just 24 hours to enter the zone and rescue the president of the United States. If his mission succeeds, he will be pardoned.