Len Wiseman to Direct "Escape From New York"

We mentioned back in March that New Line Cinema won the bidding war to secure the rights to a remake of the classic "Escape From New York" with 300 star Gerard Butler cast as Snake Pliskin.

Now Variety is reporting that "Live Free or Die Hard" Director Len Wiseman will direct the remake, with "Black Hawk Down" writer Ken Nolan working on the script.

Some of the Executive Producers on the film are from the original film, including John Carpenter, who directed the 1981 pic.

This has potential to be a seriously good film. Of course, knowing New Line, they will find a way to screw things up somehow.

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