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Hit Somebody might be Kevin Smith‘s final film, but he’s gonna stretch it into two. Why? Because he can, that’s why. Smith has become a studio unto himself; having always been extremely involved in his films, normally writing, directing, editing and sometimes acting, Smith is now distributing them without the help of a studio. He first did this with his current film, Red State, and I’d expect the same to be the case for Hit Somebody, parts one and two.

Working outside the studio system gives Smith the freedom to make his film finale however he wants.  Sadly, a movie about hockey wouldn’t have received the money needed to tell the story in one film, let alone two. As far as most Americans, and American movie studios, know, hockey is the weird sport with sticks those Canadians play. Kind of how we’re also easily confused by soccer. ‘Mericans want movies about ‘merican sports, like baseball and football! Yeah! ‘MERICA!

Hit Somebody is about Buddy, a tough hockey player who goes professional with dreams of making one goal. The split is said to come once he’s made the leap to a professional team, meaning the first film would focus on his childhood.

As of right now Hit Somebody stars Nicholas BraunKyle Gallner, Michael Angarano and possibly Colin Hanks, Stephen Root, John Goodman and Melissa Leo. Smith has posted a few scenes on his blog, Silent Bob Speaks, which you can read here and here.

Whaddya think? Think a Kevin Smith drama-comedy about hockey will have people hooked for two films? Will he release it himself, a la Red State?

source: /Film

 

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