Thursday, November 11, 2010

Update! Renner will not be Snake Plissken


Late last week we reported The Hurt Locker's Jeremy Renner was in line to resurrect Kurt Russell's iconic Escape From New York character for the remake. Turns out that story, widely reported on the Interwebs, was bullshit.

According to The Wrap, Dread Central, Arrow In the Head, among others, Renner hasn't been officially approached by New Line Cinema for the role. In fact casting for Breck Eisener's retooling of John Carpenter's classic is a long way from completion.

Renner would still be great for the part, but does anyone really want this film to be made? Can't Hollywood leave our beloved 80s movies alone? I'm all for retro, but let's focus on making new movies that have the feel of films from the 70s and 80s. The recent House of the Devil is a prime example of how that was done right and, from what we're hearing, so are Due Date and Unstoppable.

Sounds like a topic for a future Who Cares? segment.

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