Though New Line has done no publicity and the film is still eight months away from release, buzz for the ludicrous horror-thriller Snakes on a Plane
has reached epic proportions, reports Variety
. The moderately budgeted film, currently in post-production, stars Samuel L. Jackson as an FBI agent bringing a key witness from Hawaii to Los Angeles only to discover a mob boss has loaded the cargo hold with all kinds of venomous snakes. The title alone has already inspired songs, merchandise and growing use of the titular phrase, defined by the online Urban Dictionary as, “a simple existential observation that has the same meaning as ’whattya gonna do?' or ’shit happens.'” A Google search of “Snakes on a Plane” yielded 102,000 hits.