The next “Snakes on a Plane”

A few years ago “Snakes on a Plane” came out.  It was greatly overhyped.  It was awful, though it had some funny moments (sometimes unintentionally hilarious).  Its successor may simultaneously have been waiting for decades, and may be coming out soon.

Back in 1980 or so, and I’m simply quoting from the opening on screen words of the trailer:

For over a decade, Noel Marshall, Tippi Hedren, and their family lived with 150 untrained wild animals to create what became the most dangerous movie ever made.

For those not in the know, Tippi Hedren is the actress likely best remembered for starring in the 1963 Alfred Hitchcock classic The Birds.  Her husband of the time, Noel Marshall, is best known for executive producing The Exorcist.  The most notable member of “their family” was their young daughter of the time, Melanie Griffith.  The next text in the trailer notes:

No animals were harmed in the making of this film.  70 members of the cast and crew were.

I bet you kind of want to see this film now.

 

While it couldn’t be billed as such, it might be sold today as “Born Free” meets “Saw”.  The film is appropriately called Roar.  If you want a laugh, check out the press clippings toward the end, in addition to the cast introductions (including their injuries).

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