After the remakes of The Fog, Assault on Precinct 13 the upcoming Halloween and possible remake of the The Thing, it seems another John Carpenter oldie is about to get the remake treatment.
The rumour is that Gerard Butler hot off 300 is due to star as Snake Plissken in the remake being produced by Neal Moritz and written by Ken Nolan who wrote the screenplay for Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down a few years back. Now this whole remake thing is seriously getting beyond a joke, up until a year or so ago there was rumours of a 3rd Snake Plissken adventure Escape from Earth with Kurt Russell reprising his role, Kurt Russell has said that Snake was his favorite role and now he's going to get to see someone else play him. I just wish Hollywood would adapt something else like Novels or Comic Books before turning to perfectly good films that don't need a remake. You'll never better Ernest Borgnine as Cabbie, Adrienne Barbeau as Maggie, Isaac Hayes as The Duke of New York, Harry Dean Stanton as Brain, Lee Van Cleef as Bob Hauk, Donald Pleasence As The President, Frank Doubleday as Romero and finally Kurt Russell as Snake Plissken.