I hate it when remake projects challenge your stringent loyalty and anti-remake stance. Since word first broke about a remake of John Carpenter's Escape From New York, I've been disinterested. Maybe if I ignored it, it would go away? Not quite. Gerard Butler certainly wasn't the right man for the job -- assuming that anyone could ever replace, or continue the work of Kurt Russell. But what about Josh Brolin?

Spielberg News says they have the scoop that Brolin is in the running to play Plissken. It doesn't completely turn me off for two reasons: 1. Josh has got a similar look, but can bring his own brand of tough snark to the table. 2. Brolin has been picking some diverse, interesting, and good roles lately, so if he was involved, I'd assume there was something in there worth his time. And hey, Josh can certainly pull off an eye patch.

Or, if that's still not enough for you, what if he was Snake's brother? Maybe it's time for Lizard Plissken to beat down some baddies.
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