‘Escape from New York’ Wants Jeremy Renner as Snake Plissken

An offer is out to ‘The Hurt Locker’ star for the Breck Eisner remake of John Carpenter's seminal action classic.
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‘Escape from New York’ Wants Jeremy Renner as Snake Plissken

Jeremy Renner could wear Snake Plissken's eyepatch in Escape From New York The latest issue of Production Weekly is indicating that Jeremy Renner could star as Snake Plissken in the upcoming Escape from New York remake.

There is only an offer out to the actor at this time, and it wasn't clear if he would accept the role. Its also noted that the movie will start filming in the first quarter of 2011. Jeremy Renner could feasibly shoot this project before The Avengers starts filming, where he will portray Hawkeye. Although a clear production start date for The Avengers hasn't been given yet.

Breck Eisner is directing Escape from New York from a script by Allan Loeb. We exclusively reported back in June that Timothy Olyphant, who starred in Breck Eisner's horror movie The Crazies, was considered as a possibility to portray Snake Plissken.

Escape from New York is in development .

Sources: Production Weekly

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  • instead8909 • 5 years ago

    Why does it have to be a remake, I would prefer a passing of the torch sort of deal. Snake meeting his son, at the beginning then have the son take over. Sounds much better than a stinking stupid remake, which will be dumbed down. If that could ever happen to this two film franchise.

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    • daveactor7 • 5 years ago

      @Cyn agreed. I thought he was only screaming in 300

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      • cyn-de-harven • 5 years ago

        I love Gerard Butler, too, but...his last couple of movies I could barely understand his accent. And my grandmother was SCOTTISH.

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        • cyn-de-harven • 5 years ago

          @Josh. Ooh, I hadn't heard of Josh Brolin's name being thrown around for this. He WOULD be good. He may almost be up there with my favourite, Timothy Olyphant, for this role.

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          • shuabert • 5 years ago

            What happened to Josh Brolin being up for this? I could see him as Snake.

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            • 2movieguys • 5 years ago

              HOT!

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              • sylar • 5 years ago

                OLYPHANT JUST THAT

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                • notgettingpaid • 5 years ago

                  Oh, f***, people, just sign Olyphant, give the director his first choice, and spend the extra money on the movie, okay? This is obviously just about getting a 'name' to put on the poster. How big of a name was Kurt Russell in 1981?

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                  • remy72883 • 5 years ago

                    i agree with @Todd89 and @Yveske on this one kurt in my mind is the only snake but if it had to be redone i DEFIANTLY THINK Timonthy Olyphant should get this role and do it, his on screen presence is a good one not to mention his characteristics and and humor is Snake Plisskin

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                    • iambatman • 5 years ago

                      they are remaking this because everything gets remade, you should all know this by now.... jeremy renner is an awesome actor and you should all be happy he was chosen over some schmuck who would probably just butcher the role anyway

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                      • instead8909 • 5 years ago

                        In my eye Kurt is the only Snake

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                        • yveske • 5 years ago

                          kurt must do it not another actor

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                          • pjwolsker • 5 years ago

                            Ok well first off... Jeremy Renner is a great actor and I think he could do it but id much rather see Timothy Olyphant as Snake Plisskin

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                            • jimthar • 5 years ago

                              i thought they wanted gerard butler for this??? how the hell did they drift over to renner. nothing against him but this is not the part for him.

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                              • shervg • 5 years ago

                                He seems to young to be snake? I always loved Gerard Butler but i'm still not sure about this as escape from NY is one of my fave films.

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                                • narrator • 5 years ago

                                  I want to see him pull of Hawkeye as well. I mean, I can't stress how much Josh Holloway was perfect for the role, and I want to make sure the role went to not only a good actor, but a good Clint Barton.

                                  Still don't know why they're remaking this.

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                                  • wpnx0351 • 5 years ago

                                    This is getting really stupid now. Remake "Escape From New York"? Come on!!!

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                                    • slysnide • 5 years ago

                                      Down with these remakes! The original by Carpenter was the best! Don't trash it!

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                                      • cripple • 5 years ago

                                        Hell yes. Him or Olyphant would be bad-ass.

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                                        • doubler0522 • 5 years ago

                                          Cool !!!!

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