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SNAKE's Charmer

Hurricane Entertainment whips up a media storm with the return of Snake Plissken

By Arnold T. Blumberg     July 29, 2003


He's back! JOHN CARPENTER'S SNAKE PLISSKEN CHRONICLES #1.
© 2003 CrossGen/Hurricane

The last time we saw Snake Plissken, the outlaw hero of John Carpenter's cult classic ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK and its sequel, ESCAPE FROM L.A., he was punching in a code that would shut down all civilization. But now that Plissken's creators, Carpenter and producing partner Debra Hill, want to relaunch Snake for a new generation, it's time to turn back the clock.



"[John and Debra] were very open to ideas," says writer William O'Neill, charged with scripting a new comic book series JOHN CARPENTER'S SNAKE PLISSKEN CHRONICLES from Hurricane Entertainment and CrossGen. "I decided to pick up the story right after the first film, because that gave us the most freedom. Snake's got a clean slate he has a presidential pardon."



There's also a 14-year gap between the events of the first and second films, so there's plenty of time for Snake to wander. First stop: Atlantic City!

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