Another bit of directing news from Meet The Movie Press as Jeff states rumblings that Fox is currently eyeing candidates such as Hell or High Water’s David Mackenzie and Alita: Battle Angel’s Robert Rodriguez to direct the Escape From New York reboot.
This could mean that Mackenzie might be passing on Scarface.
Robert is already a part of the Fox family via producing Predators and directing Alita: Battle Angel. He’s also a big fan of these 80’s classic films and could be the type of director to remove the look of the film from a cookie-cutter generic look I’ve been dreading.
It’s interesting to see Robert’s name in the mix since there were plans of Alita becoming a trilogy of films.
Lionsgate had been attempting a remake for years until the rights moved over to 20th Century Fox.
SOURCE: MEET THE MOVIE PRESS