Escape From New York — like most John Carpenter movies from the 80s (hell, like most 80s movies period) it’s super goofy, but dammit, for whatever reason the movie’s still a lot of fun. It would never work today, but that’s not going keep Joel Silver and Studio Canal from embarking on a doomed attempt to remake the film!
In fact the plan is to transform Escape From New York into a trilogy (the first movie will be a Rise of the Planet of the Apes-esque prequel). Yup, they’re going to stretch a movie with a plot that can be summed up in half a sentence — “Kurt Russell and his eyepatch save the President from New York” — into three movies.
You know what? I’m rooting for these Escape From New York remakes — if they succeed they’ll really pave the way for my planned They Live quadrilogy.