Another interesting rumor is making the rounds today. According to Spielberg News, which was translated by Bloody Disgusting, Josh Brolin is currently in talks to star as Snake Plissken in the upcoming remake of Escape From New York. As you all know, he would be stepping in for Kurt Russell, who has played the role in two previous John Carpenter directed outings.
Spielberg News states, "A source close to the production (if so) has assured us that it is now Josh Brolin to be in the running to take over the role of Snake Plissken in the remake currently in draft New York 1997." (Blame the faulty English on the fact that this is coming from a French source.)
As noted by Bloody Disgusting, the film was originally supposed to be directed by Lin Wiseman but he walked away from the project last October. The film does not currently have a set start date.