Breck Eisner Helms “Escape from NY” Remake

Breck Eisner (“The Crazies,” “Sahara”) has signed on to direct the remake of “Escape From New York” for New Line Cinema reports Heat Vision Blog.

Based on John Carpenter’s 1981 classic dystopian sci-fi actioneer, the story follows convict Snake Plissken who must undertake a daring rescue mission to retrieve the U.S. President after Air Force One crash-lands on Manhattan Island – a city that has become a walled-off maximum security prison.

Allan Loeb penned the most recent script which combines both the original film’s storyline and a new origin story for Snake. The studio is still targeting a 2011 release at last report.