Jeremy Renner as Snake Plissken in Escape from New York Reboot?

That’s the current rumor floating about the Interwebs today (via Bloody-Disgusting), which has “Hurt Locker” and “Mission Impossible 4″ star Jeremy Renner currently in “close talks” to land the one-eye lead of one Snake Plissken in a long gestating remake of John Carpenter’s classic sci-fi film.

Renner is on a roll post-”Hurt Locker” after years of toiling in supporting roles in films like “SWAT” and “28 Weeks Later”. And in Hollywood, striking while the iron is hot is definitely the way to go. Get it while the going’s good, cause you might not have it to get in a few years. He’s also parlayed that into a co-starring role as Hawkeye in Joss Whedon’s upcoming “Avengers” movie.

If Renner does end up signing on to “Escape from New York”, he’ll be joining director Breck Eisner, who is no stranger to remakes, having remade “The Crazies” a year back. He also directed “Sahara” a few years ago.

Like the 1981 original, the “Escape from New York” remake is expected to follow a similar premise, though with some differences. Anti-hero Snake Plissken will still be jettison into a cardoned-off New York in the near future to save a VIP with the price of failure being his life. Sucks to be him. It’s a good thing he’s such a kick ass badass, then.



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  • HornDoggler

    Ehhh, I think I just threw up in my mouth alittle. Look I was ok when Josh Holloway was rumored, but this guy. This guy can do a 3 day growth from head to toe and not look tough enough. Another remake that will suck.

  • rahjneesh

    this is a complete waste of time & money….some films simply cannot be “remade”…. isnt it about time the little hacks in H’wood took the plunge and tried to do something of their OWN creation??? really a wild concept I know but it was just a thought….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Z7546NQ5ZXFHS6G5AVECRYREAY THE MAN

    I was more excited to have Gerard “Leonidas” Butler as Snake until Kurt Russell cried and complained. Please don’t ruin this remake…Plissken is an ICON.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      Agreed. I think Butler would’ve been better. But Renner isn’t bad.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Z7546NQ5ZXFHS6G5AVECRYREAY THE MAN

    I was more excited to have Gerard “Leonidas” Butler as Snake until Kurt Russell cried and complained. Please don’t ruin this remake…Plissken is an ICON.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Z7546NQ5ZXFHS6G5AVECRYREAY THE MAN

    I was more excited to have Gerard “Leonidas” Butler as Snake until Kurt Russell cried and complained. Please don’t ruin this remake…Plissken is an ICON.