Luc Besson’s Europacorp has to pay out €80,000 after a French court ruled that Lockout was pretty much of a copy of Escape From New York.
There’s nothing more fun than looking at paintings and other artworks showing our favorite characters from science fiction. Except maybe... when they’re paintings on black velvet? Meet Bruce White, who depicts your favorite characters with the vibrance and luster of velvet Elvises.
What you see above is just one of the many, many exclusive posters the fine folks at Mondo will have on sale at San Diego Comic-Con. This is the variant edition of Escape From New York by artist Ken Taylor, revealed exclusively here on io9.
John Carpenter is famed for directing genre classics like Halloween, They Live, and Escape From New York, but the synth-y scores he's crafted have earned their own cult following. He recently released Lost Themes — instrumentals for imaginary features — and we've got the music video premiere for "Night"!
The 1980s were the final decade of the Cold War — but nobody knew that at the time. The Soviet Union looked unstoppable, and few outside observers saw its collapse coming. So it's not surprising that lots of 1980s science fiction included Cold War futures. Here are 1980s visions of a future where the Cold War never…
After a reportedly very long and competitive bidding process, Fox has emerged the victor and has secured the rights to remake Escape From New York.
Neeson's certainly up for it. Could a fourth Blade movie really happen? Jesse Eisenberg explains how his Lex Luthor is more modern than previous takes. Bryan Fuller talks expanding American Gods for television. Plus major casting news for Arrow, Agent Carter, and Escape from New York. Spoilers now!
How did Escape From New York become one of the greatest cult movies of all time? It was sheer luck that this film even got made — and a similar amount of luck was involved in Kurt Russell surviving the filming. Here are all the weirdest secrets, and wildest adventures, from the making of John Carpenter's classic film.
We had known Funko was planning a new toyline called Re:Action, and we knew it included Firefly, Buffy and other cult favorite franchises. What we didn't know is what would be released first. As it turns out? Sixty figures are coming in July, including toys from Goonies, Pulp Fiction and more!
Yesterday's dystopian thrillers about crime-fighting are tomorrow's perfectly rational solutions to the crime problem. At least, that's what a bunch of criminologists told The Atlantic.
It's been a while since we last heard about a proposed Escape from New York remake, but alas, Hollywood can't keep its grubby hands off needless reboots for long. Deadline reports that not only is Joel Silver and Studio Canal planning on remaking John Carpenter's cult classic, but they plan on making it a trilogy,…
The Tumblr blog MovieBarcode offers us a very different look at some of our favorite films. Individual frames from each film are compressed into thin digital strips and compiled into barcode-like sequences, giving us a sense of how the color palette changes across a film and sometimes across a franchise.
Perhaps my favorite kind of opening voiceover is the kind where the narrator starts out by intoning, "In the year 2027, we realized we had gone out of the house without any lower garments, and the Earth was reduced to rubble as a result. The survivors lived in caves, eating scraps of jerky. Until one day, a new hope…
Many of our favorite movies feature quiet, introspective moments or deep philosophical discussions in between the scenes where everything is exploding and everyone is running in every possible direction. And that's great. But sometimes, you just want a movie that hits the ground running, and keeps running at top…
For French electronic act Justice's track "New Lands," the director collective Canada combined Rollerball with more or less every other damn competitive sport ever conceived, save caber tossing. This possibly the closest we'll ever get to a Calvinball movie. A knockout music video, and hot dog! The song's not bad…
Man of Steel will take flight a little later than expected. Peter Dinklage explains what's next for Tyrion on Game of Thrones. Joss Whedon's long-delayed horror movie is finally getting released. And Hilary Swank is headed to Venus.
Breck Eisner's Escape From New York remake just took a strange and interesting twist. Rumor has it, Jeremy Renner is being courted for Snake Plissken... Say what?
What's better than a mixtape of John Carpenter's finest movie themes? How about a mixtape curated by his longtime musical collaborator Alan Howarth, who co-composed the soundtracks for Escape From New York, They Live, and Big Trouble in Little China?
Infodumps are a double-edged sword. They allow filmmakers to cram a ton of worldbuilding into a short amount of exposition but can also bludgeon the audience into a glassy-eyed stupor. What's the secret to cramming plot into the audience's earholes?
My, how we do love a bad boy — and here are a baker's dozen of some of the worst of the worst that scifi movies, TV, and videogames have to offer.