Here’s a nice little surprise, if you’ve been hoping to see Kevin Smith’s non-commerical, "bleak and dark" Fred Phelps-inspired horror film "Red State." According to the director’s own Twitter feed, the film has a green light and will shoot before the hockey film "Hit Somebody," which he has been working on parallel to "Red State."
We should’ve seen this coming, as on Feb. 17 Smith said that he would be talking about "Red State" soon, and that “the only money it’ll require from [fans] will be at the box office.” The latter refers to the concept of funding the film via fan donations, which was an idea investigated by Smith for a brief time.
Then today, Smith said: “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.” He followed with “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.”
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