Fox Picks Up Rights To ‘Escape From New York’

While there had been previous rumors about a remake of Escape From New York, we finally have something actually concrete. The previous rumors may have been baloney, but a remake of the cult classic now seems inevitable.

Deadline is reporting that Fox has now secured the rights to the franchise. Right now details are scarce (as Fox literally just bought it), but Mike Ireland will be steering the projects and John Carpenter (the mind behind the original) will be a producer on the film.

This is just the latest attempt to reboot the franchise, and the most likely to be successful — but does Escape From New York really need a reboot?

Meh.

Via Deadline

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also writes and draws the webcomics UnCONventional and The Chronicles of Crosarth, which leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”