It appears that New Line Cinema is ready to put a charge into their planned remake of John Carpenter‘s classic, Escape From New York.
The studio has been trying to get the project in motion for a while now, but according to Vulture, they’re ready to move “quickly” on it after a new rewrite from Allan Loeb has them satisfied and raring to go…but with a few things toned down, it would seem.
The original Escape From New York is a futuristic alternate history story, set in a 1997 dystopian New York City at the end of World War III. Due to the unbelievable rise in crime, the entire island of Manhattan has been turned into a maximum-security prison. When the President is taken hostage by an extremist group, Police Commissioner Bob Haulk (played by Lee Van Cleef) makes a special offer to Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell), a special forces soldier who turned to a life of crime: rescue the President within 24-hours, he will be given his complete freedom from the prison. What Plissken doesn’t know, is that if he fails or decides to try anything crazy, an explosive that was secretly injected into his body will be detonated.
The first teaser trailer for Oliver Stone‘s much-anticipated sequel Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps is now online courtesy of IMDB.
The sequel comes 23 years after the 1987 original, Wall Street, which starred Michael Douglas as a financial master with questionable techniques who mentors and grooms a young new hot shot (Charlie Sheen) in the world of stocks. Douglas returns in the sequel after going to prison for a long time and ready to groom yet another young gun stockbroker (Shia LaBeouf) who just so happens to be engaged to his daughter (Carey Mulligan).
The teaser trailer is very well done and will get you excited for seeing a long trailer and the movie itself. You can immediately get a sense for the humor that Stone is going to bring to the table, and the natural humor that will come from someone like Douglas’s Gordon Gekko being re-released back into a wild that is absolutely NOTHING like the wild that he was once king of.
Click on over to the other side to check out the very cool trailer for Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. You can also see a new poster for the movie and read a short synopsis!