Kevin Smith's Next Movie: Mankind Turns to Satan to Battle Giant, Rapturing Jesus

Kevin Smith's Next Movie: Mankind Turns to Satan to Battle Giant, Rapturing Jesus

Smith and longtime collaborator have started writing “Helena Handbag,” which is based on a story from his popular SModcast podcast

Screen Shot 2013-12-30 at 6.05.14 PMKevin Smith has announced a brand new movie titled “Helena Handbag” that will find ”mankind teaming up with Hell to save existence from extinction at the hands of a Rapturing giant Jesus,” according to the filmmaker's Facebook page.

The script, dated Dec. 30, 2013 and credited to Smith and longtime collaborator Scott Mosier, will be based on a story from the 52nd episode of Smith's popular SModcast podcast titled “The (C)Rapture.”

Smith had announced his intention to retire from filmmaking following completion of his upcoming horror film “Tusk,” which stars Justin Long and Michael Parks, though he seems to have had a change of heart over the holidays.

Also Read: Kevin Smith's ‘Tusk’ to Hit Theaters Fall 2014 Via A24, Demarest Films

Not only does Smith call “Tusk” the “greatest flick I've ever made,” but he also announces his intention to start filming “Clerks III” in May 2014.

Smith said in his Facebook post that he's “only ever gonna make a flick that only I would/could ever make … Granted, this time the plot of the movie concerns mankind teaming up with Hell to save existence from extinction at the hands of a Rapturing giant Jesus — which means the budget has to be LOW, because NOBODY'S gonna wanna make that movie. At all.”

He described “Helena Handbag” as being “a ways off,” and that its title is “kind of a nod to David Lynch's unproduced ‘One Saliva Bubble’ screenplay, too — which was also about the end of the world and also carried a title that didn't really prepare you for what the movie was about.”

  • leewacker

    Sounds like some movies I'm not going to waste my time nor money on!
    Hope this fool falls flat on his face!

  • Michael Lang

    Smith is so yesterday, he ought to retire instead of making more juvenile movies.

    • Brian Wiley

      comments like these are so yesterday. People should move on with their lives and watch entertainment that fits their needs.

  • Terry

    Didn't this guy say he was retiring frrom filmmaking?

  • Prof Klickberg

    Finally! A movie about the end of the world!

  • josh

    this guy needs to retire.

  • Roy_Munson

    Grow up

  • Snownova

    “because NOBODY’S gonna wanna make that movie” He should make a kickstarter, because the internet will give him ALL THE MONEY to make this movie!

  • http://Denverbroncos.com/ Virgil Cole

    “this time the plot of the movie concerns mankind teaming up with Hell to
    save existence from extinction at the hands of a Rapturing giant Jesus —
    which means the budget has to be LOW, because NOBODY’S gonna wanna make
    that movie. At all.””
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    Nobody's going to want to see it either.

    This guy has directing talent, but he continually wastes it trying to stay relevant with the “20 somethings” that made him rich and famous.

    Grow up and make some real movies, FFS.

    He's like the guy who was really popular in high school, and lives on that for the rest of his life.

    And change that Damn Hockey Jersey.

    • Jonathan Vlietstra

      I wanna see that movie. Take a concept, run it backwards and see where it goes. Better to see something unique than the same old thing redone and redone till its dead.

  • zaz_cag

    Wasn't he making 1 or 2 hockey movies (Hit Somebody)?