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Almost three decades on, this remake of Assault on Precinct 13 was mooted, and few thought it would be able to match the atmosphere and tension of Carpenter's original.
ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 FILM4, 9pm Ethan Hawke plays Jake Roenick, a police sergeant in charge of closing down defunct cop shop Precinct 13 with old timer Jasper O'Shea (Brian Dennehy) and secretary Iris Ferry (Drea de Matteo).
Since Shaun of the Dead pays homage to everything from George Romero to Assault on Precinct 13, it wouldn't be out of line to say that director Edgar Wright went to the Quentin Tarantino School of Filmmaking--something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.
JOHN Carpenter's 1976 original Assault On Precinct 13 was a bloodthirsty classic, distinguished by escalating tension, humour and an unsettling score.
Assault on precinct 13 (15, 108 mins) Action/Thriller.
ETHAN Hawke stars in ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 - a re-make of John Carpenter's low-budget classic as an isolated police station finds itself under attack.
Last night Ja Rule (nee Jeffrey Atkins) appeared on Jimmy Kimmel's late night talk show to promote his role in the new movie Assault on Precinct 13.
ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 FILM4, 9pm Jean-Francois Richet's re-make of John Carpenter's 1976 cult classic.