Legendary filmmaker John Carpenter is as well known for his sci-fi action films as his horrors, and Kurt Russell has appeared in both master styles. As part of their collaborations, the pair collaborated on Escape from New York, with Russell as Snake Plissken, who reappeared in the sequel Escape from LA in 1996.
Speak with Total movie recently, Carpenter said he could actually see Snake Plissken return in two more stories. Although it’s unlikely that Carpenter would direct another outing for the character in a movie, as his interest in directing in general has waned lately, and Russell would most likely be too old to play the character, even if Carpenter feels like it. did not mean that the Serpent is no longer seen in another medium.
“He’s a character that Kurt is passionate about. He convinced me to make the sequel,” John Timmerman told Total Film. “There’s probably a third or maybe even fourth story about Snake. I don’t know if we’ll ever make it, but I think he deserves it.”
Though Carpenter hasn’t directed a movie since then the district in 2010, he has mostly written, directed and scored his own films during his career, making each feature film a rather time-consuming affair. Carpenter has focused his attention on making music for the past ten years, and it’s unlikely he’ll be in any rush to get behind the camera again, given the comments on the subject whether he would consider becoming a director.
“No. That’s hard work too. Look, you’re talking about hard work,” Carpenter said earlier ComicBook.com when asked about directing a script by someone other than himself. “Come on, man, you’re talking about a lot of work. You never say never in this business. But there comes a script, and I read it and say, ‘Wow, I have to do that.’ I just don’t know. We’ll see. I’m open to it.”
When it comes to his characters having a life after the Carpenter movies, another Kurt Russell part, Jack Burton’s from Big Trouble in Little China, has discovered that his adventures continue in comic book form, so there’s nothing to say Snake Plissken could follow suit. If a character has something worth saying, there are many mediums that can be used to help them say it. While Carpenter may think there are new stories to tell, there has been talk of a reboot of the original Escape from New York are under development from .The Invisible Man‘s Leigh Whannell.
Speaking in an interview last year about the potential reboot, Whannell said: “I feel like a property like that doesn’t have the same freedom as maybe something like The Invisible Man does,” Whannell shared with ComicBook.com about Snake Plissken in 2020. “He has more elasticity as a character because so many people have had their fingerprints on it. There have been TV shows and comic books, while with Escape from New York, we’re talking one definitive movie here and you don’t want to mess with it. We’ll see what happens.”
Would it be better to leave the cult classic story behind and move on to some new story with the character? Or should it be left alone altogether? With many reboots and remakes failing to make any sort of improvement to an iconic original, I think we already know the answer to that. This news comes from gamesradar.com.
Topics: Escape New York