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Directed by Patrick Lussier (My Bloody Valentine) who co-wrote the film with Todd Farmer (Drive Angry), the film stars Omar Epps ('House'), Kristina Reyes ('Blindspot'), Jamie Kennedy (Scream) and Tom Atkins (Escape From New York).
After all, there are countless classic war films built around it, it's an action movie staple (Escape from New York, anyone?) and no one is likely to forget the first time they saw Andy Dufresne - in the pouring rain - crawling to freedom in The Shawshank Redemption.
Carpenter - also known for classics including "Halloween" and "Escape from New York" - was presented with the Golden Coach award by the French directors' guild at the opening ceremony of the Director's Fortnight, which runs in parallel to the main Cannes festival on the French Riviera.
The poor and middle class may not be able to escape from New York, but the wealthy can go anywhere.
Escape from New York was produced on a modest six million-dollar budget.
Omar and Saleem (Jaideep Ahlawat) escape from New York City and Wisam is given the responsibility to eliminate Omar and his cronies.
His most well-known credits include 'Halloween' (1978), 'The Fog' (1980), 'Escape from New York' (1981) and 'Starman' (1984).
They're on an adventure as they escape from New York's Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien's Madagascar.
In a career spanning more than 60 years, he starred in films such as Alien, Escape From New York and Cool Hand Luke.
Lockout (2012) (C4, 12.55am) Guy Pearce bulks up and wedges his tongue firmly in cheek for this brawny, testosterone-fuelled action romp that follows a similar plot to Escape From New York. The year is 2079 and hardbitten CIA Agent Snow (Pearce) is caught in the crossfire of an undercover mission.
Alternatively wearing hats of both composer and sound effects man, Howarth has collaborated with John Carpenter on the music from nearly all of his movies starting with Escape from New York; He has provided sound design and effects for Poltergeist, Raiders of the Lost Ark, all the Star Trek movies, The Hunt for Red October, Coppola's Dracula, Total Recall and Stargate, among others.
Carpenter made his name directing classic Hollywood films such as Halloween, Assault on Precinct 13, Escape from New York and Big Trouble in Little China.