Kurt Russell returns as ''Snake'' Plissken in director John Carpenter and producer Deborah Hill's sequel to their 1981 Escape From New York. This time Plissken gets dropped into a hellish future L.A. to apprehend the President's deranged daughter before she unleashes a doomsday machine. Escape From L.A. starts filming this winter.
Nicolas Cage and Sean Connery team up in Simpson-Bruckheimer's thriller, The Rock, as an FBI agent and a veteran con enlisted to save a group of tourists held hostage in Alcatraz. Production begins in October.
Twin Peaks' enigmatic charmer Kyle MacLachlan resurfaces in The Trigger Effect as a man who protects his family from social anarchy when a far-reaching industrial accident destroys power and telephone lines. David Koepp (Jurassic Park's screenwriter) is currently directing his first film in L.A.