Escape from Earth was the name of the proposed second sequel that was often mentioned by John Carpenter and Kurt Russell in interviews prior to the release of Escape from L.A. The concept was that Earth was the only place left for Plissken to escape. The project was never materialized, most likely due to the commercial failure of Escape from L.A.

In August 2006, there was an Internet rumor circulating that the project was actively being pursued by Paramount at Russell's urging, but the rumor was revealed to be untrue.