Butler escapes ‘New York’ remake

Actor exits film due to creative differences

Before they shot a frame of film, Gerard Butler escaped “Escape From New York,” the remake of the John Carpenter film.

Right after his turn as the Spartan in “300,” Butler made a deal to play Snake Plissken in a film bought at auction by New Line. He left for creative differences. New Line is persevering: studio has brought Jonathan Mostow in to rewrite, with an option to direct.

Butler just began production on Lakeshore’s “Game,” which Lionsgate will distribute. He’ll next be seen starring in the Richard LaGravanese-directed “P.S., I Love You,” the Guy Ritchie-directed “Rock N Rolla,” and Fox-Walden’s “Nim’s Island.”

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