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Old March 18 2011, 05:28 AM   #1
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Escape from New York remake

http://thefilmstage.com/2010/06/23/b...nt-play-snake/

Been hearing a lot of rumblings on this for the past few years. Not sure how I feel about it, honestly. I'm pretty open-minded, so it might be interesting to see what they do with an more-updated version of the story that reflects today's world, but I'm scared it's just all going to go over so badly.

The 1981 original is a classic and one of my all-time favorite films.

Depending on how it looks, I'll probably go see it anyway, but as far as I'm concerned, there's only ONE Snake Plisken.
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Old March 18 2011, 05:35 AM   #2
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Re: Escape from New York remake

I thought that Escape From L.A. was a re-make of Escape From New York.

It certainly seemed more like a re-make than a sequel. Pliskin himself even commented that the plan "sounded familiar".
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Old March 18 2011, 05:58 AM   #3
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I thought that Escape From L.A. was a re-make of Escape From New York.

It certainly seemed more like a re-make than a sequel. Pliskin himself even commented that the plan "sounded familiar".
I'm not familiar with that movie.
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Old March 18 2011, 06:28 AM   #4
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Escape From New York remake? But they already made Escape From Cleveland starring LeBron James!
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Old March 18 2011, 01:24 PM   #5
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Well, this is completely unnecessary. I'll skip it. There's only one Snake, and however they want to dress up the remake, I guarantee it won't have any of the heart or cheese of the original.
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Old March 18 2011, 01:32 PM   #6
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My friends and I watched NY and LA back-to-back once, and LA follows NY so closely in plotting that we were in hysterics. For example, there's a moment in NY where Snake finds a chair and sits down to collect his thoughts. He does exactly the same thing at approximately the same time in LA.
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Old March 18 2011, 01:51 PM   #7
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Escape From New York remake? But they already made Escape From Cleveland starring LeBron James!
Ya, well Cleveland was heavily mentioned in the LA movie almost like it could be the third film (prequal) if the film series continued.

As for a remake, it would be hard for me to see anyone else but Kurt Russell play Snake but he is too old...or is he..Cough/ Indy4 lol
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Old March 18 2011, 01:56 PM   #8
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Well, this is completely unnecessary. I'll skip it. There's only one Snake, and however they want to dress up the remake, I guarantee it won't have any of the heart or cheese of the original.
Can I have access to your time machine too please?
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Old March 18 2011, 03:40 PM   #9
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Timothy Olyphant as Snake Plissken?!

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Old March 18 2011, 04:03 PM   #10
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Olyphant is great in Justified, but I don't see him as Plisken at all.
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Old March 18 2011, 05:33 PM   #11
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It's one of those situations where if done right, it could be very cool -- but that can apply to anything. Again, while I admit the idea of a more updated version sounds very cool to me, I just don't think it'll capture the spirit of the original now matter how good it might turn out being.

I totally bought New York being a prison in the first movie. The grittiness, the darkness, the danger of the city at night, all of it. It's all captured so perfectly. The city was really frozen in time. It's a great movie and will always be marked as one of my favorites.

I just question what approach will be given to the newer version. The 1980s version of a post-apocalyptic world seems like it's so much different than what we'd see today. I'd still want the 80s version of that, I think.
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Old March 18 2011, 07:44 PM   #12
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As for a remake, it would be hard for me to see anyone else but Kurt Russell play Snake but he is too old...or is he..Cough/ Indy4 lol
Shia LaBeouf as his son Raptor Plissken?
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Old March 18 2011, 07:46 PM   #13
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You shut your filthy mouth before someone hears you and thinks that's a good idea
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Old March 18 2011, 07:56 PM   #14
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Kurt Russell was looking good in Death Proof, that wasn't so long ago. I reckon he has a few years of being able to do action movies in him yet.
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Old March 18 2011, 10:57 PM   #15
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As for a remake, it would be hard for me to see anyone else but Kurt Russell play Snake but he is too old...or is he..Cough/ Indy4 lol
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