Collider Exclusive: ‘Snakes’
Back on the Plane!
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and, surely, future Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson went
vehemently on the record at The
Man junket Sunday, assuring reptile and aviation enthusiasts the world
over that the New Line production currently sporting the hopelessly drab title
Pacific Air 121 will indeed
be rechristened Snakes on a Plane
before its hugely anticipated release date on
August 18th, 2006. Here’s our exchange in its
of those films that you’re working on right now is... well, it’s called "Pacific Air
Snakes on a Plane,
We’re totally changing that back. That’s the only reason I took the job: I read the
Beaks: Snakes on a Plane! That’s
You either want to see that, or you
Beaks: And how are those snakes? Besides being on a
Some of them are aggressive, some of them are cool. They’re interesting to watch,
and interesting to interact with.
It depends on what kind of snake it is. One day, it took, like, four guys to bring in this
350 lb. Burmese Python.
We were all like, “Where’s that goin’?” And I watched an Albino Cobra strike airplane seats
the other day. I
watched it from another studio.
It’s actually been a fun show. But
we’re taking the name back!
As someone who’s been a fan of the project since
its inception, I can’t possibly put into words the thrill of listening to Samuel
L. Jackson adamantly insist that a film in which he’s starring be titled Snakes on a Plane. And he’s right! When you hit upon a concept
this sui fuckin’ generis,
you are duty-bound to flaunt it in the film’s title. Scuttling Snakes on a Plane would be like
changing The Exorcist to
Evil on the Second Floor,
or The Godfather to Crooked Italians. Like my boy Judge Brack said,
“People don’t do such things.”
Luckily, Sam Jackson is one of those people, and we can sleep peacefully knowing
that Snakes on a Plane will arrive at a theater near you with
its integrity fully intact.