"Snake Plissken! I thought you were dead!" -- Several times during Escape From New York
Kurt Russell's action hero Snake Plissken, from the sci-fi movies Escape
from New York and Escape From L.A., is coming to comics. The movies
are about a gritty future where Snake shoots and blows up thugs and other dirty
The movie's director John Carpenter, producer Debra Hill, and star Kurt Russell
are all involved in launching a franchise for Snake. The comic will start in
spring of 2003, called John Carpenter's Snake Plissken Chronicles, says
the press release.
The team behind Image Comics' Violent Messiahs book will produce
the Snake Plissken comic. William O'Neill, who co-created Messiahs, will
write, and VM artist Tone Rodriguez will draw.
Hill says that novels, a video game, and an anime feature are planned for 2003
I really dug Snake Plissken and the Escape movies.
But the best news:
We're all one step closer to comics for Tango & Cash and Overboard
(Goldie Hawn falls off the boat—every month!).