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Carpenter says Escape From New York is a prequel

JohnCarpenter.jpgJohn Carpenter has talked about the upcoming Escape From New York film and his involvement in it, what's most interesting is what he thinks about it and how he expects it to turn out.

In a recent interview he says that:

"I don't know that it's a remake. I think it's a lot about Snake before he gets to New York."

That's interesting...so if it's not about the escape from the New York prison itself, then what is it about? Some of his crimes before that? Then why call it Escape? I'm a little confused. However let's take stock of what Carpenter says about his involvement. According to the interview in Suicide Girls through AITH, he's really there to check through the script and make sure that the Snake character is the same as his original...and to hold out his hand and collect the cheque. When he was asked about Gerard Butler he said that he hadn't really seen much of him and that he hadn't yet seen 300 (Filmstalker review).

You know it doesn't really sound like he has that much to do other than collect his cheque. I wonder if he really has his finger on what the studio are doing with the film. Perhaps he means that there's a lot more character building before he gets to the New York situation?

However if it's not a straight remake then it might be a lot safer bet, after all that original is a classic. Can it really be remade?



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