Sunday, June 25, 2006

My Culpability in the Stupid Snake Movie

09/15/2005 @ 09:13:07 PM MDT
We captured two Sonoran mountain kingsnakes (Lampropeltis pyromelana) on the Labor Day 2005 Gila trip. I gave one to Tom Wyant, head of the Wildlife Center snake rescue program. The other I kept, this small yet very spirited female. Before she escaped (never to be seen again,) I took this picture along with another and submitted them to as artwork for their coverage of the movie Snakes on a Plane. As you may already know or have imagined, it's a horror film where someone releases many snakes on a plane in flight. Mayhem ensues.

As it turns out, New Line Cinema used this very photograph as the basis of their title artwork. Not that it was any great stretch of the imagination for anyone involved:
''The inspiration initially came from the Internet after [fans] did their own art,'' says director David R. Ellis of online designs like's. ''New Line took that and ran with it.''
By the way, New Line; here's my bill (scroll down to the last comment.)


At 11:40 AM, Blogger DESERT RAT said...

I am a desert rat in the Middle East in Oman. Being a Muslem country, all snakes R consider'd 'garaam' as in Bad. We don't realy C snakes around here, mayB out in the desert mountain areas, Salala, where one can explore the beautiful 'Green Mountains". MayB it's 2 wet & damp for snakes, don't know. But I do like ur snake pic collection. Pls feel free 2 communicate.


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