Last week I wrote a story about how the Escape From New York remake is still happening and still being planned as a trilogy. After having just about sedated myself (mainly with whiskey) at the thought of this horrible, horrible idea, Kurt Russell (best to call him Snake…) has commented on the reboot decision.
Speaking to IGN about a possible return, Russell said, “He’s a great character. But no, I’m too old. Snake’s a man in his prime. He’s an American man absolutely in his prime. He’s a really good character.”
On the general idea of remaking John Carpenter’s iconic movie, the actor added, “There’s nothing wrong with the concept of doing something. I just think that my only thing about that is, when I think of remakes – and I’ve done remakes that I didn’t think should have been done – I only think remakes make sense if you take an idea that was flawed, a script that was flawed, perhaps they didn’t have enough money to make it correctly, maybe a character or two was not particularly well-played or could be fixed. If it had a problem that you’d say, ‘God, if you just do that, that’s a great movie,’ or, ‘If that movie had s0-and-so in it, it could be great! Imagine that with so-and-so in it. Imagine that done this way.’ Then that to me makes perfect sense as to why they would do a remake.”
At present, Joel Silver is looking to develop the remake that nobody at all wants to see.