Tom Hardy And Jason Statham In The Running For ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK Remake?
They are according to NY Daily News anyway. The site reports that the two British actors are going head-to-head for the lead role of Snake Plissken (played so memorably by Kurt Russel in the original) in the planned remake of John Carpenter's classic..
According to NY Daily News Tom Hardy and Jason Statham are in line to star as Snake Plissken - the role made famous by Kurt Russell - in the planned remake of John Carpenter's Escape From New York. Apparently Jeremy Renner and Gerard Butler had previously been linked to the role in the reboot of the 1981 sci-fi classic, but now it seems production bosses at Studio Canal are keen to land The Dark Knight Rises villain Hardy or The Transporter star Statham to portray anti-hero Plissken. Breck Eisner, Len Wiseman and Brett Ratner have all been attached to the project in the past, but so far no new director has been mentioned in connection with the reboot. We're not 100% on this, so until it's confirmed treat it as a rumor for now.
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