The negative reaction to Cop Out has obviously changed filmmaker Kevin Smith’s outlook on film promotion. So much so that he announced today he would not be doing any press at all for his latest film, Red State.
Instead he’ll be putting out an extensive electronic press kit for people to sift through and will be fielding questions and delivering answers via his @ThatKevinSmith Twitter account.
What does that mean for you guys in terms of coverage? Honestly? We don’t know, but we’ll do our best to deliver to you the goods when we get them.
In any event, the official plot synopsis for Red State appeared on the Sundance 2011 website today, and you can dig on that below along with the teaser trailer.
Ever since Clerks (cowinner of the Filmmakers Trophy at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival), Kevin Smith has been known for his sharp, subversive, comedic writing. He shifts from comedy to horror with Red State and aptly demonstrates that good writing transcends genre. Red State begins by following three horny high-school boys who come across an online ad from an older woman looking for a gang bang. Boys being boys, they hit the road to satisfy their libidinal urges. But what begins as a fantasy takes a dark turn as they come face-to-face with a terrifying “holy” force with a fatal agenda. Instead of relying on archetypes and predictable formulas, Smith meticulously fashions all-too-real characters, utilizing exceptional performances (notably by Michael Parks) and an intelligent script. His realistic style gives the film an intimate feeling, heightening the terror to biblical proportions. Red State is a shocking new kind of horror film that aggressively confronts higher powers and extreme doctrines with a vengeance.
Red State – Festival Trailer
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