It's been talked about for so long that, honestly, we're not believing anything until we see it at our local cinema.

However, it looks like the long-fabled Escape From New York remake is still in the works and Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam is in the mix.

The 1981 classic took place in the far-off, dystopian future of 1997. Yeah. New York has been turned into an island prison where the worst of the worst are sent.

When the US President's plane is shot down when flying over New York, former military operative-turned-criminal Snake Plissken is sent in to rescue him.

Originally played by Kurt Russell, this new iteration will also feature an expanded cast of characters and, we're guessing, lots of explosions. Which is great, frankly.

Hunnam isn't the only name attached to the role of Plissken, however. Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens - who turns up in the hugely entertaining Drive-meets-Terminator thriller The Guest - is also in the mix, but the smart money's on Hunnam.

No release date has been confirmed for the Escape From New York remake.


via Collider