We've been talking about Kevin Smith's horror project Red State for several years now, and the sad truth is that a lack of funding has been keeping this baby at bay. As a result Smith is looking to another resource to get the film funded ... Us.
It's been a long while since we've heard anything about Kevin Smith's proposed horror film entitled Red State. A while back the Weinsteins passed on the script so the project has been homeless, much like the Myers character in RZ's H2. However, it looks as if things are finally coming together.
Kevin Smith is a determined man; you have to respect that. Even though he can’t seem to find anyone who will cough up the coin needed to fund his next movie, the heady horror film Red State, he’s not about to give up and just go back to making comedies.
Before you commit too much eyeball time to this story, just know there’s nothing new in terms of where Red State is at production-wise, just a very interesting viewpoint from its director, Kevin Smith.
It’s been a long time since there’s been any movement on Kevin Smith’s first foray into horror, Red State and for a while there we began to think maybe the project was DOA.
Now this is just weird. Maybe The Weinsteins can’t see Kevin Smith as anything more than a comedy machine, but something has made them pass on his upcoming horror film, Red State, according to the Silent Bob Speaks blog.
UPDATE: Buz turned our attention to Kevin Smith's MySpace blog where he discusses not only his lost shot at directing a Battlestar Galactica episode, but also Red State's chances of becoming a reality.
Though many people who aren’t as embedded in this genre as much as we are may not understand it, there are many different levels of "horror". One of the truest and yet most dividing kind of horror is the kind that can and does take place in everyday life, though for the sake of fiction and "entertainment", as it were, its usually taken to an extreme.
It may not be the horror movie he keeps saying he’s going to do next, but according to Production Weekly Kevin Smith is inching closer to our genre with his next gig.
Yet more from Kevin Smith on his proposed horror film showed up over on Aussie site Moviehole today, as Smith was just in the Land Down Under to promote Clerks 2. One of Moviehole’s reporters was in attendance for Smith’s appearance, where he was, of course, barraged with inquires about the horror film he plans to make next.
I know everyone’s either really excited, cautiously optimistic, or downright impassive about the idea of Kevin Smith making a horror movie (read the first story here). Does he really have what it takes to scare us, or will it be another dialogue-heavy snooze fest?
A reader just dropped us a line with the heads up that something very strange might be going down in Kevin Smith’s View Askew universe soon.