Escape From New York: Snake Plissken is a Prequel actually


Vor zwei Jahren ging die Meldung rum, es käme ein Remake von John Carpenters Die Klapperschlange (Escape from New York). Jetzt gibt's neue Infos dazu: Das Teil wird ein Prequel und angeblich hat Snake darin (noch?) keine Augenklappe. Ich gehe schwer davon aus, dass der Film irgendwie so „Snake Plissken and the Hunter for the Lost Eye“ heißen wird oder was weiß ich, jedenfalls: Ich wette mein linkes Auge darauf, dass wir sehen werden, wie Herr Snake sein Auge verliert – ein garantierter Ohhh-Ahhh-Moment im Kino. Cool.

Es steht weder fest, wer das Teil drehen wird, noch wer Snake spielen wird. Für letzteres hätte ich aber einen äußerst passenden Vorschlag: Wyatt Russell, dem Kurt sein Sohn, der grade erst in der Black Mirror-Episode Playtest überzeugt hat.

The Wrap hat ein paar Details aus dem 1st-Draft-Script von Neal Cross (Luther), possible Spoilers ahead:

So what do we know about the remake? Let’s start with these 10 things:

1. Snake Plissken’s real name: Plissken in the previous two “Escape” films didn’t have a name, but now he does: He’s Colonel Robert “Snake” Plissken.

2. Our bad guy won’t be the Duke of New York: Instead, he’s the lean, intensely charismatic Thomas Newton, the playboy heir to an agrochemical and biotech corporation. Five years ago, he decided to donate his entire fortune. Sounds like a good guy, right? He’s not.

3. The role originated by Lee Van Cleef will now be played by a woman: The film will introduce us to CIA Deputy Executive Director Roberta Hauk.

4. New York City isn’t a maximum security prison: Weird, right? Because New York being a prison was kind of crucial to the whole “escape from New York” concept. In the reboot, New York is breathtakingly lovely. Manhattan is the island we know, but with more towering glass structures and a high, undulating glass wall. The sky is alive with drones as serene as bees, and artificial intelligence controls all in the form of an ethnically ambiguous, cheery young woman called April. A small staff of technicians and researchers known as “Seers” monitor all.

5. The remake doesn’t start in New York City: The original “Escape” film deleted the opening scene that showed how Snake Plissken was apprehended. The new version won’t. Its set in another major city, one not in the United States.

6. The film imagines a world in chaos: Globally, one in every seventy five human begins is now either a refugee, internally displaced, or seeking asylum.

7. A hurricane is coming: It’s called Superstorm Ellery.

8. April’s security won’t be as good as everyone hoped: That will make the whole city vulnerable.

9. Snake has only eleven hours to complete his mission: In the original film, he had 22 hours. Plissken’s mission is to bring in Newton alive.

10. Newton has a failsafe: It’s a mysterious device called Fat Boy — an ominous, dull metal sphere about the size of a car, in a nest of conduits and cabling.