- Saturday December 3, 2005; 2:20am
Snakes on a Plane. It's a movie. It's a phenomenon. It's a paradox. It's a lifestyle. What's it about? you ask. Well, let me try to explain. There are snakes. There is a plane. The plane is in the air. The snakes are on the plane. Presumably, chaos ensues. End of story. Oh, and it stars Samuel L. Jackson. I remember reading about Snakes on a Plane when the entry on Josh Friedman's site had first been posted but I had no idea just how much of an online flurry there had been over the film until I rediscovered it the other night. This is an attempt to round up the many amusing gems that have been created. There is, of course, the original blog entry that's pretty much responsible for all of the hype this film's received online. Next, and probably he second most influential piece of SoaP cannon, if you will, is this interview with Samuel L. Jackson that serves to assure the public that the film's title will not be changed from Snakes on a Plane if he has anything to do with it. The comments on the IMDB entry contain over 200 possible titles for sequels, ranging from the clever to the terribly moronic. It's been added to Wikipedia and urban dictionary. and spawned a livejournal blog devoted to news and information about the film. Two t-shirts have entered production, and last, but probably best of all, there's a humorous audio trailer and trailer script. In more traditional online pre-movie hype, there are actual photos from the set, but that's boring compared to the rest of it.