Regardless of the perceived similarities between Escape From New York’s Snake Plissken and Steel Gear Stable’s Stable Snake, actor Kurt Russell says he by no means had any curiosity in voicing an identical character in a online game.
Throughout a GQ video breaking down a few of Russell’s most iconic roles, the interviewer brings up Steel Gear’s Stable Snake because the actor discusses his position as Snake Plissken in John Carpenter’s 1981 movie Escape From New York.
“There is a online game sequence known as Steel Gear Stable, it was rumored that there is a character within the sport impressed by Snake Plissken, and that they requested you to do the voice over,” the interviewer prompts.
“I am fairly lazy by nature,” Russell solutions off the bat, although he would not affirm whether or not or not he was ever approached to voice Stable Snake. “There’s been loads of completely different occasions when folks have needed to do one thing… I do not know, I am a film man.”
“I come from a distinct period,” Russell says, after explaining he is at all times most well-liked to play iconic characters for only a single venture. “I wasn’t fascinated about increasing financially off one thing that we had created … when it comes to a personality.”
Steel Gear creator Hideo Kojima was reportedly nearly sued for the components of the sport that allegedly resembled Escape From New York, however was saved by his friendship with director John Carpenter. “I informed them not to do this,” Carpenter mentioned of studio CanalPlus’s plans to sue over Steel Gear Stable. “I do know the director of these video games, and he is a pleasant man, or a minimum of he is good to me.”
Kojima has additionally mentioned that Stable Snake was not named after Snake Plissken, and somewhat that the title was only one that made sense for his character.