Chalk this one up as a rumour at the moment, but Tom Hardy or Jason Statham may end up being Snake in the Escape from New York remake. Joel Silver and Studio Canal got the ball rolling on the remake. Full details here.
“Jason is the type of actor who has the physical attributes and screen presence to reprise Snake,” said a Hollywood insider close to NY Daily “He has a proven track record as a leading man and would do a great job.”
“Tom was immense in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ and deserves to get a break in a top role. This could put him firmly in the A-list.”
“Studio Canal wants to make sure they get one of the two men before the summer.”
Out of the two of them Hardy is probably the better fit, but neither jump out to me as a new Plissken. I still think it is the type of character you cannot recast.
I think Snake needs to take a baseball bat spiked with nails to this one.
How would you feel about Hardy or Statham in the roll?