So when we last had any news regarding The Escape From New York remake we learned Robert Rodriguez was going to direct and Neil Cross would be handling script duties.
Speaking with Deadline Cross shared some new information
“It was quite a challenging script, it’s a challenging thing to reinvent. One of the most terrifying sentences I’ve ever heard in my life is ‘we’ve given the script to John Carpenter’. I crawled around for three days thinking ‘oh my god’ but we got John Carpenter’s seal of approval. He approved it and that’s all I need.”
Cross continued, “You never quite know [if it’s done] but I might need to do some rewrites and do some nip and tuck but in the first approximation, my job is done.”
Last we heard, Carpenter will executive produce the prequel/reboot, which the studio hopes will launch a brand new, Planet of the Apes-like franchise.