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Escape from New York remake (good or bad?)

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16th August 2007 13:33  #1

- - Senior Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 594
Escape from New York remake (good or bad?)
Director: Len Wisemanin (Live Free or Die Hard)
Producer: John Carpenter
Writer: Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down)
Cast: Gerard Butler (300)

Could be a hit!?  your thoughts...
 

16th August 2007 14:33  #2

scottmck Contributor Join Date: April 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 393
I'm sure it could be a hit but what the hell's the point?  Hollywood may as well just keep remaking the same movies every 25 years to get the next generation of consumers into the cinemas without having to think up anything new.

I'm sure the movie will probably be okay but the lack of any new ideas drives me crazy.

16th August 2007 16:13  #3

Squeek81 Member Join Date: September 2006 Location: United States Posts: 150
Bad, bad idea...everything is a remake now. Invasion aka. invasion of the body snatchers, comes today and that has been remade counting this film, 3 times!

16th August 2007 16:28  #4

Dave Brock Banned Join Date: November 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,237
This is like asking if sticking a dog turd in your eye is a good idea...There can be only one answer.  
And it does not begin with 'y'.

16th August 2007 16:42  #5

scottmck Contributor Join Date: April 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 393
Another annoying thing about this is that if the original Escape From New York were pitched to a studio today, it probably wouldn't get made.

16th August 2007 21:04  #6

Stubby Member Join Date: December 2006 Location: United States Posts: 290
scottmck wrote: Another annoying thing about this is that if the original Escape From New York were pitched to a studio today, it probably wouldn't get made.

That's because all the studio's budget would be tied up in remakes,sequels,comic adaptations,un-original horror and romance stories. The cost of movies these days scare Hollywood fronm taking any chances. Exceptions are few and far between

17th August 2007 2:56  #7

Stephen Etherton Member Join Date: October 2003 Location: United States Posts: 706
Bad idea.  I will defend the sequal bashing.  I want Carpenter and Russell to make part three!!!

17th August 2007 11:11  #8

Cervantes Member Join Date: November 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 172
While I've no doubt that Gerard Butler will be good in the role of 'Snake', and that this will be a bigger budgeted 'eye-candy' remake...what I really wanted was a big-budget 'Escape from Earth' with an older Kurt ( 'Deathproof' ) Russell, as was once mooted...oh well, early indictations are that the remake's storyline honours the original closely, but with a lot of additional exciting stuff, so I'm sure it will be worth a watch, as I really like the character...  

17th August 2007 20:26  #9

agentofdoom Member Join Date: March 2007 Location: United States Posts: 56
F**king Gay

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