RUMOR: Directors Robert Rodriguez and David Mackenzie Up For ‘Escape From New York’

Mar 24, 2017

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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

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