Earlier this month a rumor hit the internet that Jeremy Renner was offered the opportunity play Snake Plissken in the upcoming Escape From New York remake being developed by The Crazies director Breck Eisner.
The Wrap is reporting with 100% confidence that no such offer has been extended. That's not to say the studio wont approach him later on down the road for the part, but as of right now he has not been offered the role.
I still think it would be fun to see him in the role. Renner is currently shooting Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, he will also play Hawkeye in Marvel's The Avengers.