Is Charlie Hunnam going to star in “Escape from New York” Remake?

Charlie Hunnam, the star of “Sons of Anarchy” on FX is soon going to appear in the final season of the show. However on the other side of the TV Show, he is likely to be seen in a long list of movies if all the reports and a few rumors prove to be right.

Recently he was named for the title role in “Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur”, it is going to be directed by Guy Ritchie. It is almost certain that he will be back for Guillermo Del Toro’s sequel of “Pacific Rim” while he is working on a Horror film “Crimson Peak” with Del Toro.

If rumors are to be believed, he is one of the top contenders to play the lead role of Snake Plissken in the remake of John Carpenter’s “Escape from New York”. Among other top contenders are Dan Stevens [Downtown Abbey] and Jon Bernthal [The Walking Dead, The Wolf of Wall Street].

Is Charlie Hunnam going to star in   “Escape from New York” Remake?

The famous role of Snake Plissken was originally played to perfection by Kurt Russell. Plissken is a convicted bank robber who is sent in for a rescue mission as the Air Force One, carrying the president of the United States has crash landed in Manhattan.

Given the earlier developments, Len Wiseman [Underworld] and Brett Ratner [Rush Hour] were supposed to direct the film and Ken Nolan [Black Hawk Down] was chosen to write the screenplay. However, the current status of the project looks like there is no firm name for the director or screenwriter of this remake.

As far as we know, this remake will be a more team based adventure rather than a one man show by Snake Plissken. Plissken’s team will have a warzone journalist who was previously framed for murder and thus living under shadows in New York, a Schizophrenic comical character, the last survivor of President’s Security team and Plisssken’s former partner in his crime endeavors.

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