Liam Neeson is reportedly attached to star in a remake of the 2008 British prison thriller “The Escapist” for StudioCanal. Sean O’Keefe is writing the screenplay, but no director is attached at present.
“Rise of the Planet of the Apes” helmer Rupert Wyatt made his directorial debut on the original which starred Brian Cox as a convict serving a life sentence. He recruits his fellow inmates to stage a prison break so he can visit his ailing daughter.
Damian Lewis, Joseph Fiennes, Dominic Cooper and Liam Cunningham also starred in the original which led to Wyatt’s gig rebooting the ‘Apes’ franchise. Neeson can be seen in cinemas this week with “Taken 3”.