Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Hurt Locker's Renner could be the new Snake Plissken


Another day, another bit of remake news. At least this one offers a glimmer of promise.

An update of John Carpenter's sci-fi/action flick Escape From New York has been talked about for years, with Gerard Butler and Timothy Olyphant previously attached to the role made iconic by Kurt Russell -- eye-patch wearin' Snake Plissken. Now Bloody Disgusting and JoBlo.com are saying Renner, who rocked it in The Hurt Locker, is in early talks for the role.

The dude could do it. He's a great actor and actually has a similar look as Russell. He'd also add some street cred to a project that could suck donkey balls.

The New Line redo will be directed by Breck "The Crazies" Eisner and was written by Allen Loeb. It's described as a Plissken origin story married with the plot of Carpenter's original.

1 comment:

  1. The movie is directed by Kathryn Bigelow with Jeremy Renner and Anthony Mackie. Most of film is made at Amman, Jordan and at Kuwait.

    ReplyDelete