Jeremy Renner to Escape From New York?

Could be the new Snake Plissken

Hurt Locker star Jeremy Renner is the latest name to be attached to the roundabout that is the Escape From New York remake.

Bloody Disgusting are reporting that Renner is in 'close talks' about taking the lead in the remake, but insist that it's in extremely early stages right now, and isn't close to official just yet.

Breck Eisner, the man behind above-average remake The Crazies (and less promisingly, Sahara), is supposedly still attached to direct the project, which has so far seen Len Wiseman, Brett Ratner and Jonathan Mostow come and go.

There's no doubt that Renner as Snake Plissken would be an extremely enticing prospect, even if we are still somewhat dubious about the idea of a remake of John Carpenter's classic (which has already had its reputation sullied somewhat by Escape From L.A.)

Renner's probably one of only a handful of contemporary actors who could step into shoes made famous by Kurt Russell at his charismatic best, but he might just be too busy to take this on. He's currently shooting Mission: Impossible 4 (or Ghost Protocol, if we must), before heading off to play Hawkeye in Marvel's The Avengers.

Source: Bloody Disgusting via WorstPreviews

So, do you fancy seeing Renner don the eyepatch? Or should Carpenter's classic be left well alone? Discuss below...


    • Hadouken76

      Nov 7th 2010, 15:55

      whys it have to be NY? Why not Moscow? Mexico or Hackney? If anythin, the Fallout games have stolen its thunder

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    • theduderaul

      Nov 7th 2010, 19:56

      Escape from Arizona trailer Is this the future of America?

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    • theduderaul

      Nov 7th 2010, 21:24

      ESCAPE FROM ARIZONA trailer future of America?

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    • ChrisWootton

      Nov 8th 2010, 11:22

      Doesn't matter who you get to play him... won't be as good as Mr Russell

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    • marc96

      Nov 13th 2010, 17:50

      I'm a big fan of Jeremy Renner, but a couple of years ago there was talk of Gerard Butler playing the part, & even though no one can replace Kurt Russell (who made an average film so much better) i thought Butler could do an okay job

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