According to The Hollywood Reporter "Luther" creator Neil Cross is set to write the screenplay for the "Escape From New York" remake from 20th Century Fox. The original 1981 film was directed by John Carpenter ("Halloween", "The Thing") and starred Kurt Russell ("The Hateful Eight"). Carpenter is creatively involved and is exec producing.
Variety reports that "The Notebook" director Nick Cassavetes has signed on to direct and write the "Roadhouse" remake for MGM with UFC champion Ronda Rousey playing the title role. The original 80's action film starred the late actor Patrick Swayze as Dalton, an expert "cooler" or head bouncer who ends up taking a job at the Double Deuce, one of the rowdiest bars in Jasper, Missouri.