MORE ENTER THE PRECINCT
Strange how on the same day we have news of Carpenter talking about how he can't get studio backing to sequelize one of his best films, more news comes down the pipe about the upcoming remake of one of his other best films, Assault on Precinct 13. Like serendipity, one might say...or just a coincidence.
Variety is reporting that Drea de Matteo from 'The Sopranos' has been added to the cast which already includes Laurence Fishburne and Ethan Hawke, whereas John Leguizamo and Maria Bello are both considering roles in the film as well.
The film is about the titular police headquarters on a long night as it's under siege by a group of thugs trying to rescue their leader from within it's walls, and how the cops and the criminals have to team up to ward off the marauders. Jean-Francois Richet is in the director's chair, and as far as we know Carpenter has absolutely nothing to do with it. Very sad.
Courtesy of Creature Corner