Timothy Olyphant IS Snake Plissken!!

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  • beastmaster 24 Jun 2010 09:44:16 13,286 posts
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    http://www.totalfilm.com/news/timothy-olyphant-set-to-escape-from-new-york

    Epic fail. He has about as much menace as a GMTV presenter.
  • glaeken 24 Jun 2010 09:45:34 11,454 posts
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    He was actually pretty good in DeadWood on the menace front I thought. He has done nothing of note since though.
  • beastmaster 24 Jun 2010 09:46:59 13,286 posts
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    I've never seen DeadWood.

    /self epic fail
  • UncleLou Moderator 24 Jun 2010 09:49:08 36,605 posts
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    I was just about to say that, re: Deadwood. Not the greatest actor in the world, but he sure knows how to represent that "I may look harmless, but I might explode any moment" attitude.
  • smoothpete 24 Jun 2010 09:49:24 32,403 posts
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    Would definitely not have been my choice!
  • Scirvir 24 Jun 2010 09:50:37 253 posts
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    glaeken wrote:
    He was actually pretty good in DeadWood on the menace front I thought. He has done nothing of note since though.
    He was in a small indie flick called Die Hard 4 a few years back. Also the Hitman movie.
  • glaeken 24 Jun 2010 09:51:08 11,454 posts
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    Yeah I meant nothing of note as in nothing actually good.
  • Whizzo 24 Jun 2010 09:52:25 44,032 posts
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    I heard he was dead.
  • nickthegun 24 Jun 2010 09:53:09 64,500 posts
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    He was pretty piss poor in Die Hard 4 (although thats not saying much) and he was a blank slate in Hitman.
  • Buztafen 24 Jun 2010 09:55:41 16,979 posts
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    He was in The Crazies remake last year, though he played a cop...and was about as cool and menacing as a cup of lard.
  • pauleyc 24 Jun 2010 10:17:25 4,542 posts
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    He is an amazing actor. A talented guy. And hes incredibly funny. He needs to do a great comedy, because he is a funny guy.
    I sincerely hope Eisner didn't envision this remake as a PG12 action comedy.

    the script (...) "nailed the humour in Plissken without slipping into camp"
    Oh dear.

    Speaking recently to ComingSoon, Eisner explained other changes, which include setting the movie in a penal colony rather than a post-apocalyptic New York.
    What?
  • Dougs 24 Jun 2010 10:21:57 72,978 posts
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    I think he's quite a good actor as it goes. Saw him in some bog standard film about honeymooners that go wrong and he was ace.
  • smoothpete 24 Jun 2010 10:22:07 32,403 posts
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    pauleyc wrote:
    Speaking recently to ComingSoon, Eisner explained other changes, which include setting the movie in a penal colony rather than a post-apocalyptic New York.
    What?
    bwuh? Weird. I mean, the whole of manhatten was a penal colony. Same with LA. What the F.
  • Genji 24 Jun 2010 10:25:22 19,682 posts
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    Why would they call it Escape from New York if he's not escaping from New York?
  • pauleyc 24 Jun 2010 10:25:42 4,542 posts
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    Coming soon from the director of the smash hit Sahara:

    Escape from A Penal Colony!

    FWIW, the linked article (or Eisner) isn't exactly clear where the film will be set.
  • beastmaster 18 Mar 2013 21:08:20 13,286 posts
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    Probably won't be Timothy Olyphant but who knows.

    Joel Silver doing a trilogy reboot now
  • thedaveeyres 18 Mar 2013 21:15:48 12,189 posts
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    Wonder who'll they'll cast in the iconic role of "Girl in Chock Full O'Nuts".
  • oceanmotion 18 Mar 2013 21:58:10 16,441 posts
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    Len Wiseman was planning a version that would have starred Gerard Butler in the Plissken role.

    Read more at http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=101692#WK54USmuBOuoo0Iv.99

    Glad that never happened.
  • localnotail 18 Mar 2013 22:26:23 23,084 posts
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    Whizzo wrote:
    I heard he was dead.
    He gets that a lot.
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