John Carpenter hoping for new Escape from New York sequels

Would Hollywood be keen for an ‘Old Man Snake’ movie?

Genre icon John Carpenter, currently involved in the recent revival of his classic “Halloween”, is keen to do more with Kurt Russell’s Snake Plissken.

The “Escape From New York” hero returned in one sequel, the poorly received 1996 sequel “Escape from L.A.”, but the director of the cult classic would love to do more.

Recently, Carpenter spoke to Total Film (via Games Radar) and said he sees two stories where Snake could return.

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

Carpenter, who hasn’t directed in a decade, was at one stage prepping a third film titled “Escape from Earth”.

A 70-year-old Kurt Russell going all ‘Old Man Snake’? Bring that on!

A reboot of “Escape from New York”, with “The Invisible Man” director Leigh Whannell calling the shot, was reported to be in the works a year back. No real updates on that since.

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