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.
According to Den of Geek Smith offered this quick update during an interview with them: “I got a call at 2am last night. I think we’ve got the money for Red State.”
They checked and double-checked with him, and the filmmaker has indeed confirmed this.
Red State is said to be inspired by a true case of terrifying extremism taking place in Topeka, Kansas. Specifically the Westboro Baptist Church.
Those who follow the news closely may be aware of the church, which is run by a man named Fred Phelps. He and his followers believe that homosexuality is the root cause of almost every single problem in American history, a belief that is conveyed through websites like GodHatesFags.com and GodHatesAmerica.com. Ironic that it’s really only in America that such a person would be able to freely express his admittedly idiotic and close-minded viewpoint and gain national attention because of it.
“That dude has always fascinated me, and he’s really informed the horror movie that I’m working on,” Smith said earlier regarding the project. “And to me, too, the notion of using a Phelps-like character as a villain, as horrifying and scary as that guy can be, there’s even something more insidious than him that lurks out there inasmuch as a public or a government that allows it, and that’s the other thing that I’m trying to examine in a big, big way.”
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