Sunday, June 28, 2015

The Dream Ends

All of us who watch prison escape films were secretly rooting for the escapees. Yes we knew that these were hard core criminal vermin. The place they stumbled into is very familiar. People who look at maps underestimate how rugged the northern part of NY State is. Armies that had a clue stuck to Lake Champlain. In some respects the area is worse than the jungles of Guyana. Blackfies, mosquitoes, leeches, ticks, poison ivy are fairly common. Even with advanced insect repellent the place is a hell hole. As far as large carnivores Black Bears are only dangerous if they are protecting a food source.

Three weeks avoiding roads and people is an accomplishment. The hunters cameras were also more than they bargained for. The cabins are Spartan and likely contained drinking water food and alcohol. In the end their end was more attributable to exhaustion.

Hopefully the story is made into a movie with Charlie Sheen and Johnny Depp.

8 comments:

BB-Idaho said...

...and perhaps Kathy Bates as the femme fatale ?

beakerkin said...

Interesting, but I think they are going to make that role more sexy to sell tickets. Just a hunch but no doubt the Duck will come up with something odd.

I am guessing summer 2017 big screen and 2016 small screen.

beamish said...

This is why capital punishment for murder should be a mandatory and expedited sentence.

beakerkin said...

At least we did it in the Boston Bomber case.

Always On Watch said...

Kathy Bates would be perfect for the role!

beamish said...

after 9/11, all murderers should have had mandatory execution sentencing.

Ducky's here said...

Yeah, Kathy Bates would be excellent casting.

The prison break genre is pretty expansive and casting Sheen and Depp and trying to turn it into a "life on the run" drama would be kind of ho hum.

Better to focus on the dynamics on the inside job if you want something less typical. We still don't know much about it and I think it's much more interesting.
How did inmates at a maximum security prison get hold of power tools?

beamish said...

It wouldn't surprise me to find the guards that assisted them has disciplinary troubles, and left-wing political leanings.