We first reported this news last Friday, where it was listed in the latest issue of Production Weekly. It seems that no offer has been made to the actor, and the movie is still a long way from casting at this point. Renner may be approached for the role when it comes time for casting, but it seems they aren't quite there yet.
Jeremy Renner is currently shooting Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol in Dubai, where he plays a member of the IMF squad led by Tom Cruise's character, Ethan Hunt. Renner also has The Avengers coming up in February, where he will play Hawkeye.
Escape from New York is in development .