As you hopefully recall, we reported yesterday on the at least slightly dubious rumor that Paramount recently held a high-level meeting about making another Snake Plissken movie -- Escape from Earth, based on an old John Carpenter screenplay. No one really knew if the anonymous tipster's story was reliable or not until AICN rumor-king
Harry Knowles Moriarty jumped on the email horn and checked in with Carpenter and his wife/producer Sandy King to get some answers. And, in short, it's not happening. As it happens, though, Carpenter actually was very busy last week, just not with Paramount. According to King, her husband "spent a rousing week playing Tom Clancy's war video games and smoking in his favorite chair and eating fried chicken." Man. So that's what life is like for John Carpenter? Can I be a legendary screenwriter/director/composer, too?