Kevin Smith has been hit and miss on his efforts to become a horror director; Red State was great, but Tusk and Yoga Hosers left something to be desired. Well sometimes, when at first you succeed, and you fail, and fail, you end up trying again. So Smith will try again with a new film called Killroy Was Here, an anthology film about a creature called Killroy, described as ”Golem, the Boogeyman and the Grim Reaper combined.” So now, on a Florida college campus, Smith and his company are giving horror another whirl, and they’re hoping that Killroy will be the next big thing in the genre. (more…)
Kevin Smith‘s been a busy guy lately. He started working on a Mallrats sequel, and then he turned it into a Mallrats TV show. And then after that he decided to put proverbial pen to paper for Clerks 3, and develop that project as his next film, but soon all that was abandoned for the prospect of a new Jay and Silent Bob project, because it you’re just going through sequelizing the whole View Askewniverse, you might as well get to the point. But what about all that material for Mallrats and Clerks? Well Smith has a plan for that if he gets around to it. Maybe. (more…)
Way back in the 90s, a group of Marvel writers and illustrators, growing frustrated with the current business model of comic books created Image Comics. Image would allow them to publish their own work, receive a fair pay, and actually retain the ownership rights to their characters. Now, more than 24 years later, Image is doing pretty good. Responsible for such series as The Walking Dead, Outcast (both of which are now TV shows based on Robert Kirkman’s works), Saga, The Maxx, Youngblood, Shadowhawk, and The Savage Dragon. However, there is one Image Comic property that stands out among the rest, Spawn by Todd McFarlane.
In Leonardo, New Jersey, two kids met outside Quick Stop Groceries while their mothers shopped inside The Record Rack. They’ve been hanging outside shops ever since, selling marijuana and contributing their sometimes witty and sometimes intrusive thoughts. Kevin Smith movies wouldn’t be the same if Jay and Silent Bob didn’t crop up at some point or another. They first appeared in Clerks in 1994 and have been just kind of hanging around in the background ever since, and gathering a pretty passionate fan following at the same time. (more…)
With the recent news that Ben Affleck will not be directing the upcoming solo Batman movie, to which is both starring and writing, a great many names have popped up on who might be taking the helm in his place. Warner Bros. is supposedly considering such A-List names like Matt Reeves, Gavin O’Connor, Denis Villeneuve, and George Miller. If the fans had their way, however, it would be ex-Affleck friend and geek god Kevin Smith taking over the reins. (more…)
When you hear people talk about “the Hollywood machine” it’s best to picture a contraption with a conveyor belt leading to a steel chute full of hammers and spinning blades. Good scripts are like adorable lambs who look at you with big, trusting eyes as you tearfully place them on the belt and assure them that they’re going to a big multiplex theater upstate where all the popcorn is free and none of the usherettes have acne. One man who knows the ins and outs of the machine better than most is supernerd Kevin Smith. While some of his scripts have staggered into cinemas, many more have become clogged in the cogs and gears. If he’s still got the fight in him, here are five Kevin Smith projects we’d like to see him resurrect.
Director Kevin Smith is a lifelong Batman fan and all around professional geek. Most of his films have some sort of Star Wars reference, he has written Batman, Green Arrow, and Daredevil comic book issues. Needless to say, his geek cred run deep. While he has been in a little bit of a slump for his experimental films, he has been killing it on the small screen. Smith directed two of the best episodes of The Flash (“The Runaway Dinosaur” and “Killer Frost”) and his Supergirl episode (“Supergirl Lives”) airs January 23rd. The lifelong Batman fan has never directed anything associated with his favorite comic book character Batman, until now.
Kevin Smith has been on a roll in the small screen. In addition to his talk shows, Comic Book Men and Geeking Out, he’s been guest directing episodes of The Flash and Supergirl. It looks like Smith caught the TV bug and wanted to continue by adapting a classic movie as a TV series. Fans of the 1980’s cult classic The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension recently got excited as the director revealed that he was working with MGM and Amazon on adapting a TV series based on the original film. It looks like that excitement was a little premature.
It looks like Kevin Smith is once again making headlines, and this time it’s not because of his involvement in The Flash and Supergirl. Smith is making noise again because of expressed interest in making his once Superman Lives script into an animated movie to join the ranks of Justice League: Flashpoint and All-Star Superman. In addition to that, the Clerks director also said that a movie like Bedknobs And Broomsticks could be remade and that he would be interested in directing such a film.
Some movies have a backstory that’s almost as legendary as the films themselves, and Clerks is definitely in that category. As the story goes, young Kevin Smith was stuck in a deadend job as a Quick Stop clerk when he got an idea: “I’ll make a movie about my boring ass life as a clerk.” He maxed out all sorts of credit cards, filmed the movie overnight in the actual store he worked in, and took the finished film to Sundance where it was sold to the Weinsteins, and the rest, as they say, is history. Well a new film called Shooting Clerks will begin touring this fall to reveal that history in presumably hysterical fashion. (more…)