Kevin Smith to Make a Film About Mankind Teaming With Hell to Fight off Jesus
It's in my honest opinion that Kevin Smith can do no wrong when it comes to filmmaking, so this next project is sure to be completely awesome. On top of that, it sounds like just the kind of wacky, ridiculous plot that only someone like Smith can pull off. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kevin Smith is working on a film about mankind teaming up with Hell to fight a rapturing, gigantic Jesus.
Yeah, you read that right.
Even better, the hashtag he's using for the film (via a Facebook post he put up about the project): #BeatChristzilla. Fox News ain't gonna like this one.
If the idea sounds familiar, that's because it is: Like the film he just finished up shooting, Tusk — yes, the one about a crazy scientist that surgically turns a man into a walrus — the entire concept is based off of a 2008 episode of SModcast, his podcast. "On the most recent episode of SModcast, I talked about my new mantra in regards to filmmaking: from now until I drop dead, I'm only ever gonna make a flick that only I would/could ever make. JERSEY GIRL, ZACK & MIRI, COP OUT - while I love them all, these are movies anybody could make," Smith wrote on Facebook. "Like 'em or hate 'em, nobody else but me could've (or would've) ever made CLERKS. Or CHASING AMY. Or DOGMA. Or RED STATE. Or CLERKS II. Or MALLRATS. Or JAY & SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK."
Which is where this new film, about a gigantic, rapturing Jesus comes in.
"The idea is to, once again, take an episode of SModcast and turn it into a movie. It's worked out quite nicely with TUSK...so I wanna see if I can do it again. 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," Smith explained. "And I know this going in, so I won't be heartbroken if it never goes beyond the script. But... if the script is funny enough? Who knows? That walrus movie seemed pretty daffy and far-fetched until we were standing on the TUSK set bringing that shit to life four months and change after first making it up in episode 259 of SModcast."
As of now, the film — which is titled Helena Handbag, a nod to an unproduced David Lynch film — has yet to be even written, so it's possible that it won't ever come to light (or will just take a hell of a long time to be released). But the plot sounds so insane and so perfect for him, it would be a tragedy if Smith never gets this one produced. Kickstarter did well for the Veronica Mars movie, after all...
Check out Smith's full Facebook post below.