Director plans ‘Escape from New York’

Breck Eisner in talks to helm New Line remake

Breck Eisner is in talks to direct New Line’s remake of “Escape From New York,” set up with Neal H. Moritz’s Original Films.

Eisner directed Overture’s remake of “The Crazies” and “Sahara.”

New Line has been developing the revamp of John Carpenter’s 1981 original for several years. Gerard Butler had been attached to star as Snake Plissken in 2007, but left over creative differences.

Original sci-fi actioner, starring Kurt Russell, was directed by John Carpenter from a screenplay he co-wrote with Nick Castle. Pic follows antihero Plissken as he tries to save the President in gang-ruled Manhattan.

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