Variety is reporting that Gerard Butler has pulled out of his deal to do the Escape From New York remake flick being created by New Line Cinema. He has cited ‘creative differences’ which is a fairly generic reason cited by people when they leave a film. Perhaps he didn’t like the script or figured out what a mockery of a film it was in its current state.

After his departue, the studio is bringing in Johnathan Mostow (T3) to rewrite the script with the option to direct the picture. Butler just began production on Lakeshore’s ‘Game,’ which Lionsgate will distribute. He’ll next be seen starring in the Richard LaGravanese-directed ‘P.S., I Love You,’ the Guy Ritchie-directed ‘Rock N Rolla,’ and Fox-Walden’s ‘Nim’s Island.

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