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
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?