Carpenter first cast Russell in the well-received sci-fi action movie 'Escape from New York,' 40 years ago
Director John Carpenter of Halloween (1978), and The Thing (1982) fame has stated that he would like to work with Big Trouble in Little China (also directed by Carpenter) star Kurt Russell on yet another movie project. The two have previously come together on four movies, and Carpenter is really looking forward to working with Russell once again, reports Movieweb. Carpenter first cast Russell in the well-received sci-fi action movie Escape from New York 40 years ago. Russell would also go to appear in a sequel for that movie.
As a lover of film commentary tracks, it just doesn't get better than the combo of John Carpenter & Kurt Russell.. Currently watching *the best* cold weather movie in The Thing and this is just the best. pic.twitter.com/lWVGij8mkV— Preston Willis (@Preston967) February 19, 2021
In a conversation with NME about his career, the They Live (1988) director was asked if had someone in mind for a future movie project. Carpenter named Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams as two people he'd love to work with. He also went on to reveal that working with Russell was something he was open should an opportunity arose. He said: "There's a whole lot that I haven't worked with. Jennifer Lawrence, she's a brilliant actress. Amy Adams - brilliant actress. I would love to work with them, but chances of that are kind of slim. You just don't know what's going to happen. I'd also really like to work with Kurt Russell again. That would be fun. We had such a good time working together."
Russell has previously starred as action hero Snake Plissken in 1981's Escape from New York, which went on to become a fan-favorite. He would then go on to reprise his role in the 1996 sequel Escape from L.A. Following that, Carpenter cast him in the role of R J MacReady in his horror classic The Thing. It has been well over a decade since Carpenter has taken to directing a movie, with his last release being The Ward back in 2010. However, the veteran isn't done any means and has even teased a return to directing if the right idea comes along. According to The Daily Beast, the 73-year-old said that fans would be really excited to see another movie from him.
I'd wish these guys would make just one more movie together.— MonsterZeroNJ🎃 (@MonsterZeroNJ) September 16, 2020
"You might [see me direct again]! I'm working on a couple of things. But I'm not doing anything for a while until the world comes back and rights itself. It's insane now. It's nuts! I'm not going to go out there and get sick," Carpenter explained. Several filmmakers have stopped working due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and it might take a while before Carpenter is ready to direct. He has, however, been busy with releasing his latest album Lost Themes III: Alive After Death, which came out only recently. Carpenter described the idea behind the title as "a great title." He said, "My godson [Daniel Davies] came up with it as a name for one of the songs and I thought it would be good to use it for the album title. As far as what it means, it’s our hope that our art lasts after our death." He also helped contribute to the score of Halloween Kills, which was released in October last year.