Say what you will about Kevin Smith‘s Tusk, but ultimately it was the spark that gave new life to the filmmaker. Just like he did in the ’90s, Smith made Tusk kind of on a whim. He and his producer Scott Mosier came up with the idea, Smith wrote it and a few months later it was being shot. Unlike his ’90s debut, Smith did have funding this time so it wasn’t as down and dirty as Clerks. But the independent spirit was there. And Kevin Smith is now overflowing with movie ideas.
He’s got a few more days to shoot on Yoga Hosers, a Tusk spinoff about two 15-year-old girls fighting monsters. After that, he’ll finally make the long awaited Clerks III. He’s also got preliminary funding to make Moose Jaws, a horror comedy that is basically Jaws with a moose. That’ll likely happen after Clerks III.
For Smith fans, though, there’s one glaring omission that list: Hit Somebody. Over the past few years, Smith’s hockey epic morphed from one film, to two films, to a miniseries and then into oblivion as he got busy with so many other things. But /Film recently talked to the director and he revealed that the producers of Tusk have given him money not only to make Yoga Hosers, Clerks III and Moose Jaws but Hit Somebody as well. And they’ll shoot it in Canada during the Fall of 2015.
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Posted on Monday, December 1st, 2014 by Angie Han
The most talked-about new release this Thanksgiving weekend wasn’t an actual movie, but a teaser for one. The 88-second Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer kept fans busy for days, as they picked it apart frame by frame and argued over its general merits.
Among the many who watched the trailer on repeat this weekend were longtime Star Wars fan Kevin Smith, who has now weighed in with his opinion. In typical Kevin Smith style, his video reaction takes him down memory lane and off into amusing tangents. Watch the Kevin Smith Star Wars The Force Awakens trailer reaction after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 by Angie Han
For most kids, “hanging out with family friends” means getting sent upstairs to play Monopoly with some weirdo from school while your parents get drunk together in the living room. But things are a bit different when you’re the offspring of Kevin Smith and Johnny Depp.
After appearing together as two convenience store clerks in Tusk, Smith and Depp’s daughters Harley Quinn Smith and Lily-Rose Depp are reprising their roles in a much bigger capacity for Smith’s next movie, Yoga Hosers. The first image from that movie has just been revealed, and you can see it after the jump.
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On the latest episode of Smodcast, writer/director Kevin Smith offered up a significant Clerks III update. One bit of news was that Smith’s podcast guest, Jeff Anderson, will return to play Randal in the film. The pair also discussed the entire trilogy. Anderson talked about his thoughts upon reading the script, Smith discussed the eventual tone of the film, and he revealed the first ten minutes will be shot in black and white. He also confirmed Jay and Silent Bob will appear much like they did in the first two films.
Below, read more about Jay and Silent Bob and the Clerks 3 script. Read More »
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Have you ever wondered what Kevin Smith might look like without a beard? The filmmaker and occasional actor (Silent Bob…etc) has shaved off the beard for an appearance in his latest film Yoga Hosers, and the photo might shock you! Someone showed me the image on their cellphone and I couldn’t believe it was him — but its for real. See the photo of a beardless Kevin Smith shooting Yoga Hosers after the jump.
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A new photo from the set of Star Wars Episode VII has been released. Well, more accurately, a pic has emerged from inside the production offices at Pinewood Studios outside London. It’s the same image Kevin Smith described when he talked about his trip to the set; this time the actual image was posted by Frank Marshall, the film producer and husband of Kathleen Kennedy, the president of Lucasfilm. It’s a Star Wars themed poster warning people who visit the set about what they can and can’t say. See the Star Wars 7 poster here. Read More »
What I’ve always loved about Kevin Smith is that he’s a fan. First and foremost, Smith loves movies and that’s why he always infuses his films with so much of that. At first is was totally blatant, like the references in Clerks or Mallrats. Now it’s a bit more subtle, such as borrowing storytelling techniques from Quentin Tarantino in Tusk. Either way, if you want to talk about movies, there are few people better.
In a new interview, Smith is asked about his new movie Moose Jaws. It’s a film he plans on making sometime in the next year which would be like Jaws, but with a moose. That conversation got him talking about how much he loves Steven Spielberg‘s Jaws and that rabbit hole lead him to pitch a Jaws sequel or reboot that Steven Spielberg himself would direct. It’s totally crazy and has more in common with Sharknado than Jaws but, if Spielberg was at the helm, who wouldn’t watch it? Read the crazy Kevin Smith Jaws pitch below. Read More »
Like almost all Kevin Smith films, Tusk has been incredibly polarizing. I found myself in the middle of the road, seeing great promise in a film with some major problems. Some loved the audaciousness of Smith’s horrific tale, while others just hated everything about it. Smith himself is very proud of Tusk, calling it the closest thing he’s ever done to what he imagined he’d be making as a filmmaker.
The box office tended to agree with the haters. Over its opening weekend, Tusk only grossed on $1.4 million in over 600 theaters, pretty much guaranteeing a certain cult status.
The legacy of Tusk is already paying dividends, however. The project lead to a friendship between Smith and Johnny Depp, and spinning Tusk off into Yoga Hosers. Plus, in a new podcast, the director also revealed Tusk gave financiers confidence to give him money for Clerks III. Read More »