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Jeremy Renner might put on the patch as the new Snake Plissken?

11.10.2010

UPDATE: The Wrap claims "with 100 percent confidence that no such offer has been extended" for Renner on the remake (although for the record, the original report didn't mention an actual offer, just very early talks). The fact remains, however, that they're still planning to remake ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK...

Previously:

November 6, 2010: Much like Cabbie, Brain and his squeeze, we can't escape NY either. Only this time it's the remake of ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK.

An update of John Carpenter's sci-fi classic, which gave us one of the genre's most memorable anti-heroes in monocular criminal Snake Plissken, has been in the works for a while.

The latest person to hypothetically wear the eyepatch and go on a President quest in the futuristic prison-city of Manhattan? THE HURT LOCKER star Jeremy Renner. B-D claims that Renner is in "very early" talks to take over the surly merc made famous by Kurt Russell.

The New Line remake is being directed by Breck Eisner (THE CRAZIES, SAHARA), after Brett Ratner and Len Wisemen previously considered sitting in the chair.

The most recent script comes from Allen Loeb (WALL STREET 2: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS) and has been described as a Plissken origin story merged with the events of Carpenter's 1981 original.

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Extra Tidbit: Other actors once connected to or rumored for the role include Gerard Butler, Timothy Olyphant and Josh Brolin. All serviceable alternatives... but there's only one Snake.

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12:01PM on 11/11/2010

Oh God just let this one...

die already. This is as bad as an original Crow remake. I just watched Death Proof the other night again, it continues to grow on me and Kurt Russell is still a bad ass!
die already. This is as bad as an original Crow remake. I just watched Death Proof the other night again, it continues to grow on me and Kurt Russell is still a bad ass!
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10:53AM on 11/11/2010

yet....in posting a response of....

...apathy...one gives the story relavance.
...apathy...one gives the story relavance.
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3:14AM on 11/11/2010
Obviously we are wasting our time talking about who and why they are even making this movie.
Obviously we are wasting our time talking about who and why they are even making this movie.
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10:45PM on 11/10/2010
Still think it would be great casting even though Russell will always be Snake.
Still think it would be great casting even though Russell will always be Snake.
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6:05PM on 11/08/2010
I cannot and will not buy him as Snake Pliskin. Bad casting choice.
I cannot and will not buy him as Snake Pliskin. Bad casting choice.
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1:38PM on 11/08/2010

Renner is bad a$$ BUT!

DO NOT F**K WITH THE CLASSICS! THERE IS NO NEED FOR A REMAKE OF THIS MOVIE, IT IS PERFECT THE WAY IT IS!!! LEAVE IT THE F**K ALONE JOLLYWOOD!
DO NOT F**K WITH THE CLASSICS! THERE IS NO NEED FOR A REMAKE OF THIS MOVIE, IT IS PERFECT THE WAY IT IS!!! LEAVE IT THE F**K ALONE JOLLYWOOD!
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1:38PM on 11/08/2010

No, no, no, no, no


no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.

no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.
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1:46PM on 11/08/2010
That no is not for the remake but for Renner. Hated him in 'The Town' and I just do not see him as Plissken.
That no is not for the remake but for Renner. Hated him in 'The Town' and I just do not see him as Plissken.
6:59AM on 11/08/2010

Do not want! Will not watch!

And for those who think I'm FOS, here's other reboots I've never seen and don't care to:

Nightmare on Elm Street
Halloween
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Death Race 2000
Karate Kid

Probably more...just the idea of remaking classics turns me off.
And for those who think I'm FOS, here's other reboots I've never seen and don't care to:

Nightmare on Elm Street
Halloween
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Death Race 2000
Karate Kid

Probably more...just the idea of remaking classics turns me off.
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4:53AM on 11/11/2010
I'm wihtyou on this. I haven't seen any of those either and more as well. I really hope other people will follow suit and stop going. They forget that by going and giving the movie money. They're supporting more classics being remade.
I'm wihtyou on this. I haven't seen any of those either and more as well. I really hope other people will follow suit and stop going. They forget that by going and giving the movie money. They're supporting more classics being remade.
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5:29AM on 11/08/2010

not badass

hurt locker was badass...renner is not anti-hero badass. he's guy next door who rides a harley badass.
hurt locker was badass...renner is not anti-hero badass. he's guy next door who rides a harley badass.
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2:11PM on 11/07/2010

It could be worse!

I'd prefer another with Russell, or no remake at all, but at least Renner is badass.
I'd prefer another with Russell, or no remake at all, but at least Renner is badass.
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1:44PM on 11/07/2010
Come on Hollywood....don't fuck this up too. Do another with Kurt in the lead, he is the true Snake.
Come on Hollywood....don't fuck this up too. Do another with Kurt in the lead, he is the true Snake.
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1:54AM on 11/07/2010
He's a very good actor, but count me out. Without Kurt Russell, I have zero interest.
He's a very good actor, but count me out. Without Kurt Russell, I have zero interest.
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1:15AM on 11/07/2010

Call Jeremy "Snake"

I say , "Go For It!" Jeremy Renner is a good actor and he would wear the Plissken patch well. Lets face it people, Russell was the first big anti-hero actor that I saw when the New York movie first opened. Then L.A. came along and that movie sucked majorly dripping Herpes infected, crab infested, dried poop encrusted dead crackhead homeless guy's penis. Give Jeremy a shot and make sure that the movie writers read this evaluation before they go with a script like the L.A. disaster movie.
I say , "Go For It!" Jeremy Renner is a good actor and he would wear the Plissken patch well. Lets face it people, Russell was the first big anti-hero actor that I saw when the New York movie first opened. Then L.A. came along and that movie sucked majorly dripping Herpes infected, crab infested, dried poop encrusted dead crackhead homeless guy's penis. Give Jeremy a shot and make sure that the movie writers read this evaluation before they go with a script like the L.A. disaster movie. This is their chance to kick some serious ass. While we are on the subject of movie parts, how about Vin Diesel as the Duke of New York?
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11:54PM on 11/06/2010
If Harrison Ford can still do Indiana Jones, Kurt Russell can pull off another film as Snake. Stop supporting remakes or this is all we will get in the years to come.
If Harrison Ford can still do Indiana Jones, Kurt Russell can pull off another film as Snake. Stop supporting remakes or this is all we will get in the years to come.
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11:12PM on 11/06/2010

PLISSKEN WITHOUT RUSSELL...

is like Rambo without Stallone to me, it's just not the same because those actors are the character. I'd rather see Russell and Carpenter do another but it doesn't look like thats going happen and their gonna do it anyway like it or not so I think Josh Holloway (Sawyer from LOST) would make a good Plissken, he has the FTW attitude and right look to pull it off IMO.
is like Rambo without Stallone to me, it's just not the same because those actors are the character. I'd rather see Russell and Carpenter do another but it doesn't look like thats going happen and their gonna do it anyway like it or not so I think Josh Holloway (Sawyer from LOST) would make a good Plissken, he has the FTW attitude and right look to pull it off IMO.
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10:16PM on 11/06/2010
At least Renner has a potential to pull this off. But I'd rather see Kurt Russell back in his original role or just make him play Snake from Metal Gear Solid - either old or young Snake.
At least Renner has a potential to pull this off. But I'd rather see Kurt Russell back in his original role or just make him play Snake from Metal Gear Solid - either old or young Snake.
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8:41PM on 11/06/2010

When?

He goes straight from MI : Ghost Protocol which films till January to filming on The Avengers which supposedly starts in February. Then he's supposedly going on to Better Living Through Chemistry... So exactly when does this one start?
He goes straight from MI : Ghost Protocol which films till January to filming on The Avengers which supposedly starts in February. Then he's supposedly going on to Better Living Through Chemistry... So exactly when does this one start?
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8:38PM on 11/06/2010

When?

He goes straight from MI : Ghost Protocol which films till January to filming on The Avengers which supposedly starts in February. Then he's supposedly going on to Better Living Through Chemistry... So exactly when does this one start?
He goes straight from MI : Ghost Protocol which films till January to filming on The Avengers which supposedly starts in February. Then he's supposedly going on to Better Living Through Chemistry... So exactly when does this one start?
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7:46PM on 11/06/2010

Remake it with Kurt Russel.

Like Stallone, every twenty-something in America can agree that he can still kick our asses.
Like Stallone, every twenty-something in America can agree that he can still kick our asses.
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6:22PM on 11/06/2010
I like Renner, but I don't want a remake of Escape From New York, I'd much rather John Carpenter finish his trilogy and make Escape From The Earth starring Kurt Russell.
I like Renner, but I don't want a remake of Escape From New York, I'd much rather John Carpenter finish his trilogy and make Escape From The Earth starring Kurt Russell.
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8:06PM on 11/06/2010
That, indeed, would be totally awesome
That, indeed, would be totally awesome
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5:50PM on 11/06/2010
This is just a bad idea in general... I wish remakes never existed.
(Although I do love Renner. But I'm heavily against this movie.)
This is just a bad idea in general... I wish remakes never existed.
(Although I do love Renner. But I'm heavily against this movie.)
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5:35PM on 11/06/2010
Obviously Carpenter and Russel and not doing this, so stop dreaming fan boys.

If they're going to do this, at least they picked a good actor to do it with.
Obviously Carpenter and Russel and not doing this, so stop dreaming fan boys.

If they're going to do this, at least they picked a good actor to do it with.
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3:30PM on 11/06/2010
IŽll echo the previous comment.. Why not let Carpenter do Escape from Earth with Kurt "Great hair" Russel?
IŽll echo the previous comment.. Why not let Carpenter do Escape from Earth with Kurt "Great hair" Russel?
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3:24PM on 11/06/2010
Russell. Carpenter. Escape from Earth.
Russell. Carpenter. Escape from Earth.
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3:01PM on 11/06/2010

Kurt's not too old!

First of all badass Kurt Russell's not too old, to kick some ass as Snake Plisken one more time. I'd love to see him and Carpenter do another one. Hell I'd love to see him and Carpenter do another ANYTHING together. What's up with those dudes? But with that being said, I like Renner, but I think Olyphant is the best consideration so far.
First of all badass Kurt Russell's not too old, to kick some ass as Snake Plisken one more time. I'd love to see him and Carpenter do another one. Hell I'd love to see him and Carpenter do another ANYTHING together. What's up with those dudes? But with that being said, I like Renner, but I think Olyphant is the best consideration so far.
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2:43PM on 11/06/2010
I don't know about this... so much of the charm of the original was the 1970s vibe, which one assumes they'd lose for an update. I'm always down for dystopian future movies, but it'd take some serious balls to outclass the original cast and settings.
I don't know about this... so much of the charm of the original was the 1970s vibe, which one assumes they'd lose for an update. I'm always down for dystopian future movies, but it'd take some serious balls to outclass the original cast and settings.
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2:27PM on 11/06/2010
Oddly enough, I could see Renner really making the character his own. While Butler in the aftermath of 300 made sense, and Brolin's got the man's-man look needed as well, Renner is the closest I've seen so far to a choice I could get behind. I think Renner's character in "The Hurt Locker" had that same unpredictability that Plissken needs, so it's easier to fathom. Not that we need it, but...
Oddly enough, I could see Renner really making the character his own. While Butler in the aftermath of 300 made sense, and Brolin's got the man's-man look needed as well, Renner is the closest I've seen so far to a choice I could get behind. I think Renner's character in "The Hurt Locker" had that same unpredictability that Plissken needs, so it's easier to fathom. Not that we need it, but...
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1:53PM on 11/06/2010
Why cant they just make a metal gear solid movie already?? this series is so dull. with mgs you have a very very in-depth world laid out by hideo kojima that makes it very easy to create movies in
Why cant they just make a metal gear solid movie already?? this series is so dull. with mgs you have a very very in-depth world laid out by hideo kojima that makes it very easy to create movies in
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8:40PM on 11/06/2010
Because even the most ardant MGS fan realises that the story line of the series became a convoluted mess.
Because even the most ardant MGS fan realises that the story line of the series became a convoluted mess.
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1:01PM on 11/06/2010
Why not a sequel? Kurt Russell is a kid compared to Sly. Brolin is obviously a better fit for a remake. But still, besides the fans who is going to go see a remake? It isn't horror, and mainstream doesn't know about the original. So the same amount of money is going to be made by a sequel as a remake. Actually a sequel would make more because Russell is a big name and the fans would see it a few times.

I wish someone would remake Hollywood.
Why not a sequel? Kurt Russell is a kid compared to Sly. Brolin is obviously a better fit for a remake. But still, besides the fans who is going to go see a remake? It isn't horror, and mainstream doesn't know about the original. So the same amount of money is going to be made by a sequel as a remake. Actually a sequel would make more because Russell is a big name and the fans would see it a few times.

I wish someone would remake Hollywood.
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12:52PM on 11/06/2010
I keep posting this, but people really should stay away from remakes. Just because it's made, you're bored and kinda curious doesn't mean that you should go. You're just encouraging them to make more remakes of movies you already love, into something you'll hate.
I won't watch this and I won't watch any other remake. I implore you to do the same.
I keep posting this, but people really should stay away from remakes. Just because it's made, you're bored and kinda curious doesn't mean that you should go. You're just encouraging them to make more remakes of movies you already love, into something you'll hate.
I won't watch this and I won't watch any other remake. I implore you to do the same.
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12:52PM on 11/06/2010
Terrible decision. Carpenter just sits back and collects his paychecks. I know he is getting old, but come on, have some respect for your work. That being said, the original script for the remake by the writer of Black Hawk Down was actually as good as it could be for a remake
Terrible decision. Carpenter just sits back and collects his paychecks. I know he is getting old, but come on, have some respect for your work. That being said, the original script for the remake by the writer of Black Hawk Down was actually as good as it could be for a remake
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11:59AM on 11/06/2010

Like the tidbit says...

There is only one Snake Plisken and if Kurt Russell decides to never play him again, then the character should never be played by anyone else for all time.
There is only one Snake Plisken and if Kurt Russell decides to never play him again, then the character should never be played by anyone else for all time.
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11:59AM on 11/06/2010

thrash

WHAT THE F is with all these remakes??? God DAMM_T Hollywood is such crap now. Why cant they get off their asses and use ORIGINAL ideas any longer. This trend of remakes is CRAP
WHAT THE F is with all these remakes??? God DAMM_T Hollywood is such crap now. Why cant they get off their asses and use ORIGINAL ideas any longer. This trend of remakes is CRAP
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11:53AM on 11/06/2010
I wish we were getting a "3" instead of another remake. Kurt Russel could still do it.

I wish we were getting a "3" instead of another remake. Kurt Russel could still do it.

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12:09PM on 11/06/2010
indeed... What happened to the ESCAPE FROM EARTH Big John was planing to do, a few years ago ?
indeed... What happened to the ESCAPE FROM EARTH Big John was planing to do, a few years ago ?
11:33AM on 11/06/2010
Good choice - if they actually mean it
Good choice - if they actually mean it
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