Friday, March 24, 2006
Mo' Fo' Snakes 
by Lenka Reznicek [permalink] 
I know, this advance screenshot from the movie is a tad unfortunate (suggested caption: "yes, I am happy to see you, but not that happy!"), but, hey - I just had to jump on the "Snakes on a Plane" bandwagon, after seeing no less than a dozen mentions of this upcoming Samuel L. Jackson in-flight thriller in my morning newreader inbox.

Rumor has it Samuel L. insisted on retaining the script's working title, rather than the nondescript "Flight 121," which is probably a good thing. Hollywood pundits often say that if you can't sum up a movie's plot in one simple sentence, audiences won't get it. If that's true, "Snakes on a Plane" should be a silver-screen (and silver-disc) doozy. The plot? A crate full of venomous snakes is released on an airliner in a bid to kill a passenger on board, and Samuel L. Jackson's job is to eliminate said snakes. Sounds like a perfect setup for a future videogame release. Initially planned as a "PG" release, several new "R"-rated scenes have been shot and added at buzz-fans' behest, including the much-quoted "I want these m-----f-----g snakes off the m-----f-----g plane!" It could become the "Go ahead...make my day..." of 2006.

I propose expanding "Snakes" even further. Make it a "buddy" film, and shoot additional scenes - with Jodie Foster, of course - and change the title to "Snake Plan." Or perhaps, "The Silence of the Snakes."