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Director Nick Merola releases short film inspired by “Silent Hill 4: The Room” (video)

It was announced two years ago that the film crew Radio silence (Ready or not, Scream, Scream VI, Abigail) were working on bringing Snake Plissken back to the screen for a brand new film based on John Carpenter Escape from New York for 20th Century Studios, with John Carpenter himself on board as executive producer of the upcoming film.

The project was initially described as a “reboot,” but the filmmakers Matt Bettinelli-Olpin And Tyler Gillette had described it as more of a “sequel”. Unfortunately, the two revealed to Comicbook.com that they were no longer developing the sequel and had parted ways with the project.

Gillett told the outlet: “We are unfortunately not. I think titles like this have been bouncing around for a while and I think they’ve tried to get them out of the blocks a few times. I think ultimately it’s just a tricky question of rights. There’s a clock on it and we just weren’t able to keep to it, ultimately. But who knows? I think looking back, it’s crazy to think that we would, after…Shout, enter a John Carpenter franchise. We never know. There’s still interest in it and we’ve had a few conversations about it, but we’re not attached to it in any official capacity.

Escape from New York takes place in 1997. “When the U.S. president crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent to save him. »

In Escape Los Angelesalso directed by John Carpenter, “Snake Plissken is once again called upon by the United States government to recover a potential doomsday device in Los Angeles, today an autonomous island where undesirables are expelled.”

Radio Silence just made a bloody vampire film Abigail. This is the third vampire film from the Universal Monsters brand in the past year, with the film grossing $34.7 million at the worldwide box office in recent weeks. This gives it a higher worldwide gross than both Demeter’s final journey ($21.7 million) and Renfield ($26.4 million), and it is also the most successful of the three vampire films. Abigail also just arrived on Premium VOD, so you can watch it at home right now.

Stay tuned for more details on the Escape from New York requel, and what’s next for Radio Silence.