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What do Batman and Snake Plissken have in common? Apparently, you can thank the Caped Crusader’s Arkham video game series for the upcoming Escape From New York reboot, according to producer Joel Silver.
“There was a video game that came out a few years ago called Arkham City, which shows how when Gotham became this kind of walled prison and how it became a walled prison,” he told Collider of plans for a new Escape trilogy. “And they never deal with that in the story of Escape from New York, so part of our idea was to kind of see how the city became this walled prison and how the Snake Plissken character was a hero and how he became not looked at as a hero.”
“And then, in the middle of the story, would be the movie that we, you know, previously saw about the President’s daughter goes down, he has to go in and get her,” he continued. “And then, you know, they did a sequel, Escape from LA, but I would like to then kind of find a way to have New York go back to a place that we’d like to see what it is today.”
Silver said the script is not finished, and that he and his fellow producers are “just starting” to move the new series into position.