When Kurt Russell first heard the news, his initial reaction was "oh man."
Man, Kurt IS enraged. I could feel his rage come off my computer screen and try to strangle the life out of me. I could feel the hate from the deepest, darkest part of his body. I'm surprised he didn't pick up a road sign and smash it through a window he was so pissed.
Russell went on to say that if Plissken was one thing, he was American. Seething, white-hot blinding rage. I couldn't believe he could speak through all the bile that had built up in his throat.
Nice reporting Hollywood.com.
If only the casting were the reason to be pissed about them remaking yet another movie, and yet another John Carpenter movie.