Looks like they've tapped Robert Rodriguez to direct this one.
For Neil Cross, it’s the first draft. Though I had remember trying to read it with the chance of skimming it and oh boy, tbh that it was just me that I really thought it was just so dull and damn boring and didn’t liked it at all.Re-uploading Ken Nolan's 2007 remake script and 2010 revised draft by Allan Loeb. I did a review of both drafts in case if you are interested for more info;
There is one more draft by Nolan which exists, it's dated 2007.11.10. Director Jonathan Mostow did a re-write of the script before David Kajganich and Loeb, but his draft never leaked out and since he's not credited on 2010 draft, it's safe to say that none of it was kept.
Script by Neil Cross for upcoming (or not?) remake by Robert Rodriguez is out there, but for obvious reasons it's not a public script yet. From what i know, the only draft of it that's available is from October 2016, and it's probably the first draft. According to reports, the script was finally finished and ready for production last year in December. Without spoiling anything, i'll only say that i thought 2016 draft was solid enough and promising, even though it is very different from the original film, but as with any remake, with good director and cast it could end up being at least a fun film. And it wouldn't hurt if the script was made better in later drafts of course. I still think that Ken Nolan's 2007 script was the best when it comes to scripts for EFNY remake, despite the few flaws it had.
I thought Cross’ script was to me, very very boring, didn’t liked it at all!
Rodriguez strikes me as the kind of guy who would say this to any of his heroes, about any of their films.FWIW, in the Directors Chair interview with John Carpenter, Rodriguez rhapsodizes about how EFNY was the movie that made him want to make movies. I'd be surprised if he didn't stick with this one.
That's a shame, I liked Cross' version the most from all attempts because he actually tried to do something new, not just another lazy frame-to-frame remake of the classic. After some tweaks it could be really good. But Whannell is a good choice, so we'll see.
I'd disagree. He interviews his heroes on Directors Chair, and Carpenter is the only one he spoke to this way.Rodriguez strikes me as the kind of guy who would say this to any of his heroes, about any of their films.