The Sundance Film Festival was yet another turning point in the career of Jersey Boy turned Hollywood director Kevin Smith (Clerks of course being the first). His new film Red State has been getting a lot of buzz and good reviews. Not only because it’s out of Kevin’s normal directorial range (His first attempt at Horror. Well, second… if you count Jersey Girl), but he bought the rights to his own movie. Since then he’s taken the film across America with special one night showings, bringing cast members to selected cities and answering questions following every showing. It’s amazing that he’s pulled off such a successful grassroots campaign, but it can only go so far. Now Smith has a backing to distribute Red State to the masses.
Deadline has reported that Lionsgate has obtained the rights to distribute the independent horror film. Smith will keep the theatrical rights to the film, as he did make the movie, but Lionsgate pretty much has rights to everything else. So it could very well mean that we might end up seeing a few late night commercials as the film gets set for it’s release on DVD.
Here is IMDb’s synopsis of it:
Set in Middle America, a group of teens receive an online invitation for sex, though they soon encounter fundamentalists with a much more sinister agenda.
And here’s the trailer:
Kevin Smith’s Red State hits DVD shelves everywhere October 19, 2011
Via: Geek Tyrant