John Carpenter Teases More Escape From New York Films


Could we yet see more of Snake Plissken and his eye patch? Possibly so! According to legendary director John Carpenter, there are two more possible Escape From New York movies to be made.

In a recent interview with Total Film, Carpenter who directed 1981’s Escape to New York and its 1986 sequel Escape from LA, has teased that he has some potential ideas for future films.

While Carpenter has stepped away from the directing duties, with his last film being 2010’s The Ward, sequels to some of his earlier work, most notably from his 1978 classic Halloween, are still going strong.

Could John Carpenter make another Escape From New York film?

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In the interview, Carpenter remarked on the star of the two films Kurt Russell, and how much the character of Snake Plissken means to the actor:

He’s a character that Kurt is passionately fond of. He convinced me to do the sequel

When it came to the subject of further films in the franchise, Carpenter said:

There’s probably a third or maybe even fourth story about Snake. I don’t know if we’ll ever make it, but I think that he deserves it.

Sadly, given the fact that Carpenter has stepped back from the director’s chair for over a decade, and with Russell’s days as a badass action star more than likely behind him, it seems unlikely that these two legends will rekindle their collaborative relationship.

Yet as rumours of a reboot persist, with The Invisible Man‘s director Leigh Whannell possibly attached as director, we may yet get more Snake Plissken adventures.

Could Kurt’s son Wyatt be the man to take up the mantle of Snake Plissken? Watch this space.

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Would you like to see more Escape from New York films be made?

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