Some spurious casting news here, but in the slim chance Daily News are on to something with their “insiders”, then it’s best we forewarn you who’s in the running to take over from Kurt Russell in the recently announced ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK reboot trilogy. Replacing Gerard Butler and Jeremy Renner, whose names were frequently mentioned last time this project was threatened, are these fellas...
Tom Hardy + Jason Statham
Now the movie is definitely happening, we might as well get used to the notion of somebody new wearing the eye-patch. Tom Hardy is an excellent choice, but he’s already going to be our new Mad Max – taking Plissken too might be a tad on the greedy side. Still, we could live with it. The Stath though? I can only speak for myself here, but that's a colossal mistake. He may have the gravelly tone down pat, but his American accent remains shocking, and we highly doubt they’re about to change the nationality of Plissken.
As we said earlier, these are only rumours at this point, so it’s nothing to get too concerned about if you’re wary of either of these choices.
Who would be your ideal choice to take over the seminal role? Let us know in the comments below…
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