When we last left Kevin Smith‘s ever-evolving world of pop culture, he announced that Red State would hit Video On Demand in September, followed by an innovative theatrical tour complete with digital Q&A sessions. Oh, and he was also working on a reality show set in a comic book shop. Both of those stories have been slightly expanded this week as Red State will get a Los Angeles theatrical run from August 19-25 at the New Beverly Cinema, officially qualifying the film for the Academy Awards. And there’s a new trailer and poster to go along with it.

Next up, in addition to developing that reality show, Smith is currently shooting a talk show pilot that will be sort of his own unique blend of Regis & Kelly and The Daily Show. Read more about both after the jump. Read More »