Escape from New York prequel is happening. Um ... yay?

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

Whether we really want to learn Snake Plissken's origin story or not, it looks like we're going to find out how the Escape From New York antihero came to be, because the long-delayed prequel is back on track, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Breck Eisner, who already directed one recent remake, the do-over of George Romero's The Crazies, and also directed 2005's Sahara, is negotiating with New Line to take charge of the remake of Escape From New York.

The studio has had the rights to the remake since March 2007 but hasn't been able to make much progress. At one point it looked as if Gerard Butler would star in the role created by Kurt Russell, with Len Wiseman directing, but both soon left the project.

Now that Eisner has joined New York, do you think the film will finally escape from development hell? And a more important question—do you want it to?

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