Snakes on a Plane
Snakes on a Plane is an action film to be released by New Line Cinema on August 18, 2006. The David R. Ellis helmed film was written by Sheldon Turner and stars Samuel L. Jackson. Now in post-production, the film wrapped principal photography in August of 2005. more...
Neville Flynn (Samuel L. Jackson) and Sean Jones (Nathan Phillips), FBI agents, escort John Saunders (Mark Houghton), a former mafia member to testify in a highly publicized case. In the course of the flight an assassin releases hundreds of poisonous snakes in the hope of killing the witness.
The film generated much pre-release interest on the internet due to its pseudo-non sequitur title and fantastic premise. Much of the publicity Snakes on a Plane has received is due to a blog entry made by film industry insider Josh Friedman, who had been offered a chance to work on the script. The casting of popular actor Samuel L. Jackson further increased anticipation. Julianna Margulies had also been associated with the project, but her character was written out in a later draft of the screenplay. Ronny Yu was originally slated to direct and spoke enthusiastically about the project before leaving due to budget disputes and "creative differences." He was replaced by David R. Ellis.
At some point, the film's working title was altered to Pacific Air Flight 121, to the consternation of many. In August 2005, a perturbed Samuel L. Jackson told an interviewer, "We're totally changing that back. That's the only reason I took the job: I read the title." The film was soon reverted back to the working title of Snakes on a Plane.
Soon after Josh Friedman's blog entry, the title became a catch-phrase for common idioms such as whattya gonna do? and shit happens. It has inspired bloggers to create songs, apparel, poster art, pages of fan fiction, and even a mock movie trailer.
- Samuel L. Jackson as Neville Flynn
- Nathan Phillips as Sean Jones
- Mark Houghton as John Saunders
- Sunny Mabrey as Tiffany
- Kenan Thompson as Troy
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