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ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK more of a prequel than a remake? So says Carpenter to Suicide Girls!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Daniel Robert Epstein over at has a fantastic interview with John Carpenter, going over much of his work. They talk a little about the ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK remake and Carpenter drops this nugget:

Daniel Robert Epstein: I spoke with Will O'Neil who wrote one of those Snake Plissken comic books a few years ago. He had said that you, Kurt [Russell] and [producer] Debra Hill owned the character of Snake. Is that true? John Carpenter: Yes, but we share it with Canal Plus. It’s a long story, but the movie was originally made for a company called Avco Embassy. Avco Embassy was sold to Dino De Laurentiis. Dino De Laurentiis sold his share to Canal Plus. DRE: So in this remake they’re talking about... John: I don’t know that it’s a remake. I think it’s a lot about Snake before he gets to New York.

That's an interesting take, as long as they don't Anakin Snake Plissken if you know what I mean. But with Gerald Butler wearing the eye-patch, I'm sure they're going to keep Plissken the badass he needs to be. I guess now we'll find out why everybody keeps thinking Snake is dead... CLICK HERE FOR THE WHOLE INTERVIEW!!!

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