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ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK
2037: An era of civil unrest, the violent crime rate having risen four hundred percent years earlier. In a controversial safety measure, the President of the United States (Academy Award nominee ALEC BALDWIN, "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation") establishes the Manhattan Maximum Security Penitentiary, a lawless, unsafe playground for the nation's convicts that was once the prosperous New York City borough. When Air Force One is hijacked, the President is abandoned on the island, which is controlled by the omnipresent Duke of New York (CHOW YUN-FAT, "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon").
Bob Hauk (Academy Award nominee and Emmy winner BRYAN CRANSTON, "Trumbo"), New York police commissioner and warden of the prison, recruits World War III veteran turned criminal Snake Plissken (DAN STEVENS, "Beauty and the Beast") on a dangerous redemption mission to save the President from the walls of Manhattan. From there, he is assisted by Cabbie (Emmy winner JOHN GOODMAN, "10 Cloverfield Lane"), a proud taxi driver who refused to leave his city; Brain (Academy Award nominee DON CHEADLE, "Captain America: Civil War"), Snake's ex-partner and an advisor to the Duke; and Maggie (Golden Globe nominee EVA GREEN, "Penny Dreadful"), Brain's lover. Snake must rescue the President from Manhattan in 24 hours. Should he succeed, he will be pardoned of his crimes... or die trying.
Imogen Poots ("Green Room"), Isiah Whitlock Jr. ("The Wire"), Macon Blair ("Green Room"), and Steven Ogg ("The Walking Dead") co-star in this hard-hitting remake of John Carpenter's iconic 1981 science fiction film. "Escape from New York" is directed by Jeremy Saulnier ("Green Room") from a screenplay by Taylor Sheridan ("Sicario"), based on the 1981 screenplay by Carpenter and Nick Castle. Carpenter serves as executive producer and will provide a new score.
"Escape from New York" is set for an August 17, 2018 release from 20th Century Fox.
Snake Plissken - Dan Stevens
Bob Hauk - Bryan Cranston
Cabbie - John Goodman
The President - Alec Baldwin
The Duke - Chow Yun-Fat
Special Appearance by
Girl in TGI Friday's
Rehme - Isiah Whitlock Jr.
Secretary of State - Macon Blair
Romero - Steven Ogg
Slag - Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino
Music by John Carpenter
Executive Producer - John Carpenter
Based on the screenplay by John Carpenter & Nick Castle
Screenplay by Taylor Sheridan
Directed by Jeremy Saulnier
Edited by HunterTarantino - 8/7/16 at 9:07am
After voting irregularities in Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania secured Donald Trump the 2016 presidential election, crime rose 400% in the United States. Trump used the chaos to declare martial law. Then, in a bold gambit, BFF's Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin declared themselves emperors of their respective countries, and each used the threat of mutally assured destruction to back the other's claim.
Some months later, Putin was found dead. Having been mysteriously stabbed 33 times by uranium tipped daggers. Realizing the jig might soon be up, Trump operative John Miller called in a dirty bomb threat to the police in Manhattan, and then the military was ordered to evacuate the island. Finally, using excess material and laborers originally assigned to his failed "Wall of America" project, Trump quickly had them build a barrier around Manhattan; saying no one was allowed in until the area was deemed secure. The wall was then surrounded by mines originally meant for Mexican immigrants.
The country's outrage grew. Before Emperor Trump could be forcibly removed from power, he took his family and sequestered them in the World Trump Towers. With thousands of armed loyalists still under his command threatening to shoot down any plane that entered their airspace, and an allegedly operational suitcase nuke chained to his right hand, Trump declared Manhattan was now off limits to the United States. It was now TRUMP YORK...
25 years have passed. Trump and his family have since perished, or are presumed dead. What was once a thriving metropolis has been reduced to a wasteland, which the United States government uses as a maximum security prison to dump its most violent criminals. Inside, it is run by gangs who fight over necessities like food and gas; the most powerful of which is headed by a mysterious man known only as... The Baron.
Timothy Olyphant as Snake Plissken
Steve Buscemi as Cabbie
J.K. Simmons as Hauk
Carla Gugino as Maggie
Rami Malek as Romero
Jeremy Davies as Brain
Christian Bale as The Baron of Trump York
and Norman Lloyd as President Bernie Sanders
Alison Lohman as The Girl in Chock Full o' Nuts
Edited by Bailey - 8/5/16 at 8:45am
Breaking in is insane.
ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK
Directed by Kathryn Bigelow
1. Tom Hardy as Snake Plissken
2. Stephen Root as Cabbie
3. Walton Goggins as Brain
4. Common as The Duke of New York
5. Noomi Rapace as Maggie
6. Scott Glenn as Hauk
7. Jared Harris as The President of the United States
8. Dane DeHaan as Romero
9. Charlotte Riley as The Girl at the Chock Full o' Nuts
Bonus: Rory McCann as Slag
Edited by Henry D - 8/5/16 at 11:16am
ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK
Keanu Reeves as "S.D. PLISSKEN"
Tommy Lee Jones as "HAUK"
Joe Pesci as "CABBIE"
Rick Ross as "THE DUKE OF NEW YORK"
Michael Pitt as "ROMERO"
Jeffrey Wright as "BRAIN"
Naomie Harris as "MAGGIE"
with Martin Sheen as "THE PRESIDENT"
and Maika Monroe as "COMPUTER VOICE / NARRATOR"
Edited by AtomTastic - 8/5/16 at 11:03am
Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents:
Picture credit to Rob Hughes
Snake Plissken: Zac Efron
'Breaking the Law'
'You've Got Another Thing Coming'
'Take Me With You' (duet with Chock Full 'O Nuts lady)
'Some Heads Are Gonna Roll'
'Screaming for Vengeance'
The Duke of New York: Idris Elba
'A Number One' (duet with the President, new song added for Oscar consideration)
Bob Hauk: Russell Crowe
'Another One Bites the Dust'
'Hammer to Fall'
The President: Kevin Spacey
'Land of Confusion'
'A Number One' (duet with the Duke, new song added for Oscar consideration)
Brain: Ryan Gosling
'She Blinded Me with Science!'
Maggie: Scarlett Johansson
'Goodbye to You'
Cabbie: Meat Loaf
'You Can Still Rock in America'
'You Can Still Rock in America' (reprise, End Credits)
Romero: Adam Lambert
Chock Full O' Nute Lady: Alecia Moore/Pink
'Take Me With You' (duet with Snake Plissken)
Edited by Judas Booth - 8/5/16 at 9:31am
This Christmas, call me Snake.
Oscar Isaac as S.D. Bob "Snake" Plissken.
Dwayne Johnson as the Duke of New York.
John Cho as Brain.
Morena Baccarin as Maggie.
Eddie Pepitone as Cabbie.
Harry Lennix as Hauk.
Jeffrey Tambor as POTUS.
Doug Jones as Romero.
Amy Schumer as Chock Full O' Nuts Girl.
Edited by Bradito - 8/5/16 at 8:56pm
Norman Reedus as Snake Plissken
Bruce Willis as Hauk
Woody Harrelson as Brain
Kat Dennings as Maggie
Wayne Knight as Cabbie
DMX as the Duke
Patrick Stewart as The President
Clint Howard as Romero
Aubrey Plaza as the Chock Full of Nuts Girl
Edited by Jmurdoch - 8/5/16 at 5:49pm
Michelle Rodriguez as Snake Plissken
Linda Hamilton as Hauk
Jennifer Jason Leigh as Brain
Salma Hayek as The Duchess of New York
Anthony Mackie as Matty
Carol Kane as Cabbie
Miranda Richardson as The President
Jena Malone as Romero
Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Chock Full o'Nuts Guy
Edited by Pither - 8/6/16 at 11:05am
ESCAPE FROM the NEW YORK City Melting Pot
Michael Kenneth Williams as Snake Plissken
Stephen Lang as Hauk
Javier Bardem as The Duke of New York
Maggie Q as Maggie
Joe Pantoliano as Cabbie
Tom Wilkinson as The President
Michael Stuhlbarg as Brain
Noel Fielding as Romero
Laverne Cox as the Chock Full O' Nuts Girl
Bonus: Cabbie's Cassette:
Edited by Ratty - 8/6/16 at 7:20am
J O H N C A R P E N T E R P R E S E N T S
A F I L M B Y P A U L V E R H O E V E N
ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK
WRITTEN BY JOHN CARPENTER, NICK CASTLE and ED NEUMEIER
ORIGINAL MUSIC BY JOHN CARPENTER and DAFT PUNK
Starring... Chris Evans as "SNAKE PLISSKEN"
Samuel L. Jackson as "THE DUKE OF NEW YORK"
Sigourney Weaver as "BARB HAUK"
Sharlto Copley as "BRAIN"
Christina Hendricks as "MAGGIE"
Sean Harris as "ROMERO"
Dean Norris as "REHME"
with Danny Glover as "CABBIE"
and Bill Pullman as "THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES"
Special Appearances by Robert Maillet as Slag, Jenny Slate as the Girl in the Chock full o'Nuts and Wham!'s Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go as Cabbie's song.
Warning: Long-ass write-up! (Click to show)
Still riding high off the success of Mad Max: Fury Road, Warner Bros. approaches cult filmmaker and legend John Carpenter with the idea of pulling him out of his semi-retirement and making a genre blockbuster in the vein of his classic 80s outpout. The director is interested but turns them down, citing that "his time of directing films had passed" and that his desire now was to focus on music. The company insists with the offer, assuring him full creative control and a $90 million budget. Realizing he has the opportunity to think big and make a personal movie (something that he hadn't been able to do in a long time) Carpenter changes his mind and accepts; he still prefers to step out of the director chair but oversees the whole project. Looking for inspiration he starts doing some digging and finds an unproduced sci-fi/action script set in a dystopian future he had written alongside Nick Castle back in the day, named Escape from New York. After re-reading it and falling in love with it again he pitches the concept to Warner Bros. who agree to produce it immediately, especially since its retrofuturistic themes fit perfectly with the recent 80s-throwback trend in film.
The project begins to shape up but Carpenter still needs a director to complement his vision, stating that the only proper way to make it is "with a true auteur in the helm". He meets up personally with another genre film icon, Paul Verhoeven, and convinces him to return to Hollywood to develop the film with him, with the Dutch filmmaker assuming directing duties as well as bringing his old collaborator Ed Neumeier to revise the script alongside Carpenter himself. Although the screenplay's setting is changed from 1997 to 2037 both Verhoeven and Neumeier decide against of contemporising it for a modern audience, prefering to update the script's grim tone by injecting satire and off-the-wall humor in the style of the Dutchman's own RoboCop and Starship Troopers and pumping the action in a more manic and visceral way, taking major inspiration from the Mad Max saga. British artist Brendan McCarthy works on the concept art and design, citing The Warriors, 2000 AD comic books and 70s exploitation films as further stylistic influences. Carpenter looks forward to compose the film's score but prefers to do it with a collaborator, arguing that Verhoeven's direction needs something louder and more epic in scale than his classic minimalist music. Thinking big and seizing the opportunity to collaborate with artists he admires, he gets in touch with french electronic duo Daft Punk, who declare themselves fans of the filmmaker and accept to work with him without doubt. Jonathan Sela (director of photography), Jon Harris (editor), Ondrej Nekvasil (production design) and VFX company Iloura round up the crew.
Chris Evans nabs the main role of Snake Plissken, an eye-patched mercenary inspired by Leone's Man with No Name character. Looking to distance himself from his Captain America role, Evans jumps at the chance to play an anti-hero. Genre movie legend Sigourney Weaver is picked personally by Carpenter to play Manhattan's warden Hauk. The character (originally written as a man) is changed by the filmmakers just to have her in the film. Evans' MCU co-star Samuel L. Jackson is cast as The Duke of New York, a Blaxploitation-type crime boss, with Carpenter simply stating that "Sam Jackson kicks ass". Bill Pullman signs to play the weaselly President as a riff on his Independence Day character while Danny Glover is chosen to play the unnamed taxie driver who acts as Snake's travel guide. Rounding up the cast are District 9 star Sharlto Copley and Drive's Christina Hendricks, playing Snake's former associate Brain and his squeeze Maggie respectively whereas Sean Harris and Verhoeven regular Dean Norris are featured in minor roles. Wrestler-turned-actor Robert Maillet and Evans' couple Jenny Slate appear in cameo form.
Escape from New York opens to rave reviews (including a lengthy standing ovation at Cannes) with critics praising it as a triumphant return to Hollywood for both Paul Verhoeven and John Carpenter and highlighting the energetic direction, visual aesthetic, action sequences and synth-heavy soundtrack. The audience that enjoyed Mad Max: Fury Road years earlier flocks to see it, eager for another exhilarating R-rated action extravaganza, resulting on a box office success that opens the possibilities for a sequel. Despite the roaring response it gets notably ignored in the big categories at the awards season, although Carpenter and Daft Punk win the Academy Award for Best Original Score and Verhoeven lands a deserving first Oscar nomination for Best Director.
Edited by axelbratoski - 8/6/16 at 12:52pm
Scott Eastwood as Snake Plissken
Michael Biehn as Hauk
Louis CK as Cabbie
Richard Dreyfuss as The President
Wesley Snipes as The Duke
Mark Sheppard as Brain
Aantje Traue as Maggie
Kim Coates as Romero
Tatiana Maslany As Chock full o'nuts girl
BONUS:Brock Lesnar as Slag
Edited by Warlock1459 - 8/5/16 at 2:37pm
A Fat Elvis Production: ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK
Kurt Russell as Hauk
Winona Ryder as Maggie
Channing Tatum as S.D. Bob "Snake" Plissken
Nicolas Cage as Brain
Bill Skarsgård as Romero
Eric Roberts as the President of the United States.
50 Cent as The Duke of New York
Special Appearance by Blake Lively as Chock full o'Nuts Girl
And James Belushi as Cabbie
Bonus: Cabbie's Cassette: Prince "D.M.S.R."
Edited by Fat Elvis - 8/6/16 at 6:44pm
Escape From New York
brought to you by the letters J, H and P.
He's got the charm, the devil may care strut, the steely eye and the cynical attitude. He's basically played a contemptuous and nihilistic badass in Game of Thrones and a man with an eye patch in Gods of Egypt. Besides, Plissken is clearly a central European name.
OG himself. Let's insist he goes broad, not the mealy mouthed actor on procedurals...I want to see Body Count, mutha fucka. Not a NY gangsta, you say? Isaac Hayes was born in Covington, Tennessee.
3. Brain - Sam Rockwell
Funny, smart, insecure..he could play a blowhard who has found his level in his sleep. And tell me you couldn't see him being the kind of guy who might have palled up with a Lannister.
5. Maggie - Rosario Dawson.
It's really hard to think of actresses nowadays who have a certain hard worn quality as well as both vulnerability and steel. Rosario can be luminous one minute, earthy the next. A wounded bird on the one hand, a badass on the other. You could totally see her and Rockwell, right?
Escape's President has to be a superficially authoritative figure with sociopathic paranoia lurking beneath the surface. Yeah, I think the Malkovich can handle that.
8. Romero - Macauley Culkin
Former child star gone to seed. Is he a douche? Is he a free spirit? Who knows? Who cares? He's the Duke's Little Bo Peep now.
Edited by jhp1608 - 8/4/16 at 10:11am
KATEE SACKHOFF as SNAKE PLISSKEN
TILDA SWINTON as BERTA HAUK
MARGO MARTINDALE as CABBIE
KATHY BATES as THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
HELENA BONHAM CARTER as HARRIET "BRAIN" HELLMAN
JAMES FRANCO as MATTY
YOLANDI VISSER as ROMERO
NIA JAX as SLAG
and ANGELA BASSETT as THE DUCHESS OF NEW YORK
Edited by Richard Dickson - 8/5/16 at 11:04am
ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK
Antony Starr as Snake Plissken
Mel Gibson as Hauk
Bokeem Woodbine as The Duke
Danny DeVito as Cabbie
James Woods as The President
John Turturro as Brain
Adrianne Palicki as Maggie
Clifton Collins Jr. as Romero
Yayan Ruhian as Slag
Bonus: Harry Dean Stanton as Drunk
Edited by Moltisanti - 8/6/16 at 9:05am
Escape From New York
Snake Plissken: Mark Wahlberg
Hauk: Clint Eastwood
Brain: Adrien Brody
Maggie: Eliza Dushku
Cabbie: Robert de Niro
The Duke: Christopher Walken
The President: Matt Lucas
Girl at Chock Full o' Nuts: Chloe Grace Moretz
Edited by Hammerhead - 8/5/16 at 10:10pm
From director Ryan Coogler
Annapurna Pictures presents:
ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK
From the Wiki:
Combining the social consciousness of Fruitvale Station with the populist storytelling of Creed, Ryan Coogler's remake of John Carpenter's Escape From New York uses the original as a jumping off point for a furious, pitch black satire of race in American culture, with a specific focus on the disproportionate incarceration rates of black males. Coogler invisions a future America ripped even farther apart along racial divide, with the entirety of Manhattan turned into a dumping ground for any people of color deemed the least bit threatening, while White America, as represented by a terrified, ineffectual bureaucrat of a President, cowers in fear and guilt. The protagonist, an outsize superhero cartoon named Snake Plissken, is forced to help uphold the balance of authoritarian power by rescuing the very symbol of White Oppression and Privilege. The result is a heightened, subversive SciFi Action picture in the vein of Paul Verhoeven's best.
Snake Plissken: Michael B Jordan
Hauk: Bill Paxton
Cabbie: Forest Whitaker
Brain: Wood Harris
Maggie: Paula Patton
The Duke: Mike Colter
Romero: Barkhad Abdi
Tessa Thompson as the Chock Full O Nuts Girl
and as The President: Brian Dennehy
Edited by Arjen Rudd - 8/5/16 at 12:20pm
Escape from New York - 2017
Ed Harris as HAUK Wyatt Russell as SNAKE Richard Jenkins as CABBIE
Michael Keaton as BRAIN Christina Ricci as MAGGIE Will Smith as THE DUKE
Timothy Spall as THE PRESIDENT Olivia Thirlby as CHOCK FULL o'NUTS Toby Kebbell as ROMERO
Edited by JustAncient - 8/5/16 at 5:48pm
E S C A P E F R O M N E W Y O R K
Josh Holloway as Snake
Keith Carradine as Hauk
Ron Perlman as Cabbie
John Lithgow as The President
Burn Gorman as Romero
Lance Reddick as The Duke
Famke Janssen as Maggie
Elias Koteas as Brain
Mackenzie Davis as Chock Full o' Nuts Girl
Edited by HypnoToad - 8/5/16 at 9:38am