After having a hand in one of the summerâ€™s biggest movies, â€œLive Free or Die Hardâ€ director Len Wiseman will make â€œEscape From New Yorkâ€ for his next picture. The â€œUnderworldâ€ and â€œUnderworld: Evolutionâ€ director will remake John Carpenterâ€™s cult 1981 movie that starred Kurt Russell as a eye-patch wearing anti-hero named Snake Plissken. In the remake the part of Snake will be played by â€œ300â€ action star Gerard Butler. Neal Moritz (â€œThe Fast and the Furiousâ€) will produce the movie for New Line Cinema.
The movie is expected to get underway later this year and in theaters sometime in 2009.