Though Snakes on a Plane [Screenplay by John Heffernan and Sebastian Gutierrez, Story by David Dalessandro and John Heffernan] is his first script to reach the big screen, John Heffernan has pretty high expectations. “If someone were to say, 'Here's 60 million dollars,' I'd make a Western,” he says. Yet Heffernan, who graduated from Cornell University with a degree in English literature, is as much a student of Goddard and Bertolucci as he is of Ford and Peckinpah. Starring Samuel Jackson and a mess of slithering reptiles, Snakes on a Plane is an exuberant reflection of his multi-genre affection for cinema.
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Dylan Callaghan interviews John Heffernan for the Writers Guild of America, west.