Snake Plissken makes videogame debut
Hollywood Reporter announced today that the character in Escape From New York and Escape From LA will be appearing in comic books, anime, and videogames. Played by Kurt Russel, Snake Plissken was known as the antihero in the John Carpenter films and made a lasting impression on his audience. Kurt Russell has agreed to do voice and motion capture work for the game; however, no developer or publisher has received rights for the Plissken character yet.
"When we made the original film in 1981, there was no video or DVD or video games. [We] want to relaunch Snake Plissken back into the vernacular of pop culture," said Deborah Hill, producer of both of the Escape movies. "We introduced a lot of legends in the first two films and with the comics, novels, video games, and anime, we'll be able to explore some of these things. How did Snake lose his eye? What happened in the Battle of Cleveland or at the Battle of Leningrad? What is New Las Vegas? We'll explore these stories as well as introduce new stories."
Although this is technically the first time we will see Snake Pliskin on the videogame screen, most Metal Gear Solid 2 fans have already gotten a taste of the character. As you remember, Solid Snake claimed his name was "Pliskin" in the second portion of the game. PSX Extreme will continue to cover this story, so stay tuned.
8/5/2002 Matt Stensrud