Today's Hollywood Reporter delves into the phenomenon of Snakes on a Plane's still-growing pre-release buzz, which has elevated the once-languishing turnaround project with a "stupid title" to beloved fanboy event movie. In fact, New Line seems so in tune with the internet chatter (amazing that this is the same studio that gave us Virtual Paul Walker going down on his digital wife, isn't it?) that they shot five days of additional footage, which they claim is to push the movie deeper into R-rated territory, but will also include more nods to SoaP's online fanbase:
In any event, "Snakes"-ophiles already were hard at work. Chris Rohan of Bethesda, Md., created an elaborate, R-rated audio trailer that lovingly mocks the title and movie. "It's a genius title," Rohan said. "It's so stupid it's great. It invites satire, but it's something you just love. It's something I can't explain. You either get it or you don't."
The audio bit uses a Jackson sound-alike shouting, "I want these motherfucking snakes off the motherfucking plane!" Soon, the growing legion of fans added their voices as they demanded that that phrase also appear in the movie.
Apparently, the studio got the hint. 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.
As long as they're taking suggestions from the internet, we'd really love to see a scene in which Jackson and his chief serpentine nemesis, a 15-foot albino python, struggle in the claustrophobic confines of the restroom; just as the python seems to have Jackson immobilized in its suffocating death-grip, man and reptile's eyes meet in time-honored cinematic fashion, sweaty copulation follows, and Jackson and the head-snake-in-charge spend the rest of the movie exchanging awkward, longing glances across the cabin as our hero returns to the dirty business of wasting some motherfucking snakes. Is it too late to get that in?