We’ve been talking about Kevin Smith’s horror project Red State for several years now, and through it all a lack of funding has been what was keeping this baby at bay. Until now.
Kevin Smith announced via his Twitter account (follow @ThatKevinSmith) the following bit of very good news:
“I talk about lots of stuff I wanna do that either happens years later or never happens at all. Happy to report RED STATE is not the latter”, adding “First draft was dated 9/5/07. Looks like we start shooting this July. Took nearly three years, but we’re finally gonna roll on RED.”
Regarding the film Smith had previously said, “It’s so fucking vicious and nasty and mean and stark, and it’s not funny … It’s this weird fucking dark little Seventies horror movie … that nobody wants to make.”
BRING IT ON!
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.
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