One of the most entertaining movie stories of the year … centers on a movie that doesn’t hit the screens until August! By now you’ve no doubt heard of the upcoming Sam Jackson flick entitled "Snakes on a Plane," but EW.com just delivered some nifty poster art, while The Hollywood Reporter informs us that the flick just underwent re-shoots — in order to GET an R-rating!
From THR: "As film backstories go, this one is fairly serpentine. This month, New Line Cinema’s "Snakes on a Plane," which wrapped principal photography in September in Vancouver, went back before the cameras for five days of additional shooting at the Lot in Los Angeles.
In this case, it wasn’t the usual reshoot, hastily assembled to fix a nagging story problem. Instead, the studio decided to create new scenes that would take the movie from PG-13 into R-rated territory.
When Ellis assembled Jackson and others for the recent shoot, the filmmakers added more gore, more death, more nudity, more snakes and more death scenes. And they shot a scene where Jackson does utter the line that fans have demanded."
Check out the full article here, because it sums up the "Snakes" phenomenon quite succinctly.
"Snakes on a Plane" opens on August 18th. Can’t wait to see all the other studios try to exploit this gimmick. By 2009 we’ll be knee-deep in "Bats on a Bus," "Sharks in a Park," and "Worms in My Pudding Cup."