The filmmaking trio known as Radio Silence are hard at work on the finishing touches and press tour for Scream VI, but that’s not stopping them from talking about their Escape From New York remake. Well, according to a new interview with, that might not be the proper term to use. Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin brought us a “requel” of Scream with the fifth installment of the franchise last year. They were asked if Escape From New York would be a remake or a “requel”.

It’s a great question. I don’t think we know enough about the movie yet to be able to say anything, but yes ‘requel’ is the idea. There’s no way to remake how great that movie is, would be a fool’s errand to try. So, you know, we’ll try to borrow what we love from it and find a new way to put the package together.

As for Kurt Russell‘s involvement in the project, that’s unknown at this time. It sounds like they’re in very early development on the film so far.

More About Escape From New York

Escape from New York was set in 1997. “When the U.S. president crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him.”

In Escape from LA, also directed by John Carpenter, “Snake Plissken is once again called in by the United States government to recover a potential doomsday device from Los Angeles, now an autonomous island where undesirables are deported.”

The duo also had a fun answer to the question of who is more daunting to follow, Wes Craven or John Carpenter?

We are gluttons for punishment. I don’t know what we’re doing.

Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett joking about their answer.

We’ll keep you updated on this story as it develops.

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