Kevin Smith Announces Retirement: Goes out with a Bang (Literally and Figuratively) with ‘Hit Somebody’
It’s a bummer of a day for fans of comedy as it is for certain that Kevin Smith will officially be retiring once he finishes his upcoming film Hit Somebody. Most folks who have been following Smith are well aware of this. We actually reported this back in November, but it wasn’t official then. For those who doubted the fat man, he recently spoke at a screening of Red State during the Sundance Film Festival, and announced his retirement.
Leave it to Smith to go out with a bang (literally and figuratively!) Hit Somebody is a story about a hockey player who doesn’t just has a love of the game but a love for fighting as well. The cast is rounding and consist of Kyle Gallner who just worked with Smith on Red State and Nicholas Braun a rising star who has done a few small projects and will hit the big screen is the newest Disney, High School Musical type movie, Prom.
It is fitting that Smith would go out this way , in a fucking heaping pile of controversy that would make for a great Kevin Smith film itself. His recent film Red State has created quite a bit fuss due to the events of the film focus on an outrageous evangelical pastor and the people in the town who blindly follow his irrational ways. The film’s plot even has the disgusting pile of crap known as the Westboro Baptist Church speaking out against the film. Also, Smith will be distributing the film himself by going on tour and also only plan to promote through nonconventional ways. It’s unknown what Smith will ultimately do, but it’s speculated that will “instead focus on helping other people make movies. Whether this means that he will be serving as a producer or continuing to write is unknown.”
Oh Kevin Smith, I will miss your crude humor and endearing work like Mallrats, Jersey Girl and Zack and Miri. What about Clerks you may ask?? (yes, I know I like the most random Kevin Smith films!)