In the year 1988 the crime rate in the United States rises 400%. The once great city of New York becomes the one maximum security prison for the entire country. A fifty foot containment wall is erected along the New Jersey shoreline, across the Harlem river, and down along the Brooklyn shorline. It completely surrounds Manhattan Island. All bridges and waterways are mined. The United States Police Force, like an army, is encamped around the island. The prison’s name: New York Maximum Security Penitentiary, Manhattan Island. There are no guards inside the prison, only prisoners, and the worlds they have made. The year now… 1997.
Stevie Farnaby, (aka the voice of Conan from Queen Of The Black Coast) writes in to boast of his new project with Queen Of The Black Coast scripter Bill Hollweg. It’s a fan audio drama version of Escape From New York. Sez Stevie:
“This was a total joy of a series to produce. Bill Hollweg did an absolutely amazing job adapting the scripts, and there’s quite simply some of the finest VAs [voice actors] in the business on the show, giving some of their finest performances. As for the Production values, I went into sonic overdrive on this one, and created the audio equivalent of a thermo nuclear Strike ! – LOL I genuinely believe this to be one of the most groundbreaking and innovative shows around. The word, ‘explosive’ seems to fall woefully short of describing it.”
This isn’t exactly a re-imagining, more of a tribute to the original, but one that fills in more details. My hope is that in a later episode we’ll see the head of the Statue Of Liberty lying on a Manhattan Street (like in the poster).
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Posted by Jesse Willis