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.