According to Bloody Disgusting, the directing team Radio Silence — made up of Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett, and Chad Villella — is currently in negotiations to helm 20th Century Studios’ long-in-development Escape From New York remake.
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Radio Silence is best known for working on horror films like Ready or Not, V/H/S/94, and the latest Scream installment. They just recently wrapped up filming on Scream 6.
20th Century Studios’ Escape from New York remake has been in development for years now. In 2020, The Invisible Man director Leigh Whannell signed on to pen the project, but it’s unclear if Whannell is still attached to the project or not. Neil Cross (Luther) was originally attached to write the movie, with Robert Rodriguez set to direct before both dropped off of the project.
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The original 1981 John Carpenter classic was set in a dark future (then 1997) where Manhattan had been turned into an island-sized maximum-security prison. When the president of the United States crashes into the decaying city, an outlaw (played by Kurt Russell) is coerced into traveling inside to rescue him.
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