Butler Out Of Escape Remake

Ratner is out, now the signed on lead star Gerard Butler has also left the remake of the John Carpenter classic “Escape From New York” reports Variety.

Butler made a deal earlier this year to play Snake Plissken, but has now left due to “creative differences” he says. New Line has brought Jonathan Mostow (“Terminator 3”) in to rewrite, with an option to direct.

Butler just began production on Lakeshore’s “Game,” which Lionsgate will distribute.