Samuel L Jackson's new film SNAKES ON A PLANE will open without being screened for movie critics. Snakes On A Plane will have its first late night showing on 17 August (06) and has already been the subject of huge interest on the internet over the past year. Although the absence of screenings is often a sign of a lack of confidence in the quality of the film, the studio insists that's not the case. A spokesperson for New Line Cinema says, "Understanding that fans would be the driving force behind the film, we decided early on they should be the first to see it."