Russell ‘supports Escape reboot’
Kurt Russell is supportive of an Escape from New York trilogy.
The 62-year-old actor portrays iconic character Snake Plissken in director John Carpenter’s legendary post-apocalyptic sci-fi films Escape from New York and Escape from L.A., which were released in 1981 and 1996 respectively.
Last week Escape series producer Joel Silver told Collider he is looking to add a third film to the franchise, and Kurt completely supports his former colleague’s objective.
“Nothing’s sacred. Everything should be on the board. … You know, go get it, and see if you can make something the audience really has a ball with. I suppose there’s room for it,” Kurt explained to ET Online.
“We did what we did, and it’s out there for people to go see and hopefully enjoy still.”
It is rumored British actors Tom Hardy, Gerard Butler and Jason Statham are all being considered for the role of Snake Plissken in the potential sequel.
But Kurt is convinced the character requires a specific type of actor.
“I can only say one thing that I know to be true about Snake Plissken — he’s very American,” he noted.
“So thoughts of actors that aren’t American I find to be putting Snake on an international scope and scale. He’s an escape artist – he’s an American escape artist.”
Kurt reveals he is considering whether to be involved in the new Escape movie, should production go forward.
“I don’t know what my involvement would be,” he said.
“I can’t imagine that, so I doubt that. But Joel’s a good guy to do it.”
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