The director first announced the sequel was in development last year.
Mallrats director Kevin Smith has revealed that the upcoming sequel to his 1995 comedy will now be a 10 part TV series. Speaking on WMMR’s The Preston & Steve Show, Smith said that after having problems with studio Universal he’s opted to do a television sequel instead of another movie.
Kevin Smith has annoucned the sequel to Mallrats will be a TV series.
“We started reconfiguring the idea of doing Mallrats not as a film but as a series, and Universal and I are just about to close our deal to do Mallrats the series,” Smith said. "Then we take it out into the world and find a home for it. So, instead of doing a Mallrats movie, I’m going to do 10 episodes of a Mallrats series.
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The daughter of director Kevin Smith appeared on ‘Good Morning America’ to talk about the terrifying experience.
Harley Quinn Smith the teenage daughter of director Kevin Smith has described how she was almost kidnapped by “fake Uber drivers” in Los Angeles. Smith first spoke about the ordeal on her Instagram page on Sunday, but on Friday she appeared on ‘GMA’ to tell her story and offer a warning to others.
"It was very, very scary," Smith said. "The second I started talking to them, I realized they were definitely not Uber drivers. They had just printed off the Uber symbol and put it on their car." However the incident has not put her off using the service and after she reported the incident to the police, she used an Uber to get home.
Indie filmmaking is one of the best niches to find super-talented directors and writers; and none more so than Richard Linklater. Having recently received a flood of praise for the extraordinary and innovative 'Boyhood' - a movie filmed over thirteen years with the same actors - actors and movie makers everywhere join this appraising documentary marking 21 years of amazing cinema from this artist. With works including the decade spanning romance trilogy 'Before Sunrise', musical comedy 'School of Rock', animated thriller 'A Scanner Darkly', crime drama 'Bernie' and underdog flicks 'Slacker' and 'Bad News Bears', the Texan cine-hero continues to produce imaginative and totally unique, genre-crossing stories with comedy 'That's What I'm Talking About' and a 'School of Rock' TV series marking his upcoming projects.
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With Johnny Depp, Lily-Rose Depp and Harley Quinn Smith starring, this is truly a family affair.
So Kevin Smith is collaborating with Johnny Depp on a movie. Beware, this could get very, very weird. So, Yoga Hosers. According to The Hollywood Reporter, principal photography begins today on what has been described as a “comic book movie.” Not only will Depp star in the film, the cast also includes his daughter Lily-Rose Depp, as well as Smith’s own daughter Harley Quinn Smith (that’s not a stage name, by the way.)
Filming has begun on the latest from Kevin James.
The movie is part of Smith’s True North trilogy about Canadian myths and culture and the sequel to Tusk, which is set to premiere at the Toronto Film Festival this September. Hosers will see a return of the entire Tusk cast, with a few notable additions besides Lily-Rose and Harley.
Stars hit the red carpet for the New York premiere of Get on Up, while Bradley Cooper and Uma Thurman film on the streets of London. And the first trailers arrive for Kevin Smith's Tusk, Mockingjay Part 1, The Hobbit Part 3 and the Mad Max reboot...
The stars came out for the New York premiere this week of Get on Up, starring Chadwick Boseman as Godfather of Soul James Brown. He was joined on the red carpet by costars Dan Aykroyd and Tika Sumpter, as well as soul singer Bobby Byrd and rock icon Mick Jagger. The film opens this weekend in the US and next month in America.
Smith's confidentiality agreement only goes so far, it would seem
We know a few things from Kevin Smith’s trip to the Star Wars Episode VII set. He cried, we saw that in the selfie, and he gave a strong hint that Stormtroopers would make a return for the reboot. So, having signed a confidentially agreement, what else do we know about his visit?
"I saw uniforms; I saw artillery that I haven't seen since I was a kid," he continued. "I saw them shooting an actual sequence in a set that is real – I walked across the set; there were explosions – and it looked like a shot right out of a fucking Star Wars movie," he said.
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Kevin Smith says Ben Affleck's Batsuit is more like the traditional outfit.
Remember the picture that Zack Synder tweeted of Ben Affleck in full Capred Crusader regalia? Well, forget that, because filmmaker Kevin Smith says the batsuit intended for Affleck that he saw was blue, not black.
Kevin Smith has seen the new Batsuit
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Sandra Bullock was on Leno tonight to give the host a proper sendoff.
Jay Leno is leaving The Tonight Show after his final show on Thursday to be replaced by Jimmy Fallon, but Leno’s farewell week has been a non-stop treat so far. Last night (Wednesday) saw an appearance by Sandra Bullock as the main guest, which quickly devolved into a teary-eyed compliment fest.
Leno is having a full week of farewell shows with some of his favorite guests through the years.
"You've always been so kind. That's saying a lot in this business, because we like to be mean," Bullock said. "There's not been one time you haven't treated me like I had something to offer – even when the film was awful and you knew it, you never let me see it in your eyes."
Teenagers Travis, Billy-Ray and Jarod are best friends who live in a small town in Middle America. One night, they trawl the internet for casual hook-ups outside town and get talking to a 38 year old woman, Sara, who propositions them with no strings attached group sex. The three friends agree and travel to Cooper's Dell, where Sara lives, all the while discussing what they'd like to do with her.
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This is the first time you're directing a movie that you didn't write. What drew you to Cop Out?
Kevin Smith: Zack and Miri [Make a Porno] was the last film I had come out and when it was released, it didn't do what I thought it was going to do. When that didn't happen, I was completely crestfallen. So, I didn't want to write about a personal experience right then and there. I didn't have a way to reframe it yet because I hadn't figured out what I wanted to do next with the career, so I would have just immediately done what I'd always done, and write a movie about that experience. So I said, "I don't want to do that, but I'm trained as a filmmaker; I should be doing something. I can't just sit around. I've got to get back on the horse, but I'm not going to get back on the horse with my own stuff, because I don't have anything to say right now." And into my lap came Cop Out.
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Turns out Doogal (Daniel Tay) is actually a dog. His best friend is Florence (Kylie Minogue), as well as a cow (Whoopi Goldberg), a train (Chevy Chase), and a flatulent moose (Kevin Smith). Their adventure, and you'll need to hang in there for this, involves magic diamonds that can freeze the sun. There's of course a bad guy with a plan to do just that: He's a kind of alien with a spring for the lower half of his body (voiced by an audibly bored Jon Stewart). Their adventure to stop her takes them across the countryside and, er, into, like, a magic land, or, something, I think.
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Scary Movie 3 sticks with the program: mind-bogglingly dumb characters hustle their way through spoofs of the industry's most popular recent films. It's no mistake that the roasted movies -- in this case: Signs, The Ring, and 8 Mile -- all pull in huge money and attract a young audience.
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Though it wasn't pre-planned, Smith's film also puts the final nail in the "Bennifer" coffin then begins the resurrection process on Ben Affleck's floundering, Gigli-ravaged career. For the first time in a long while Affleck carries a decent picture, making a stronger connection to Smith's casual dialogue than he does with any of his co-stars.
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On his very first assignment, "Vulgar," as he goes by after hours, finds himself beaten and gang raped by a group of horny guys. Oops. No sooner has Vulgar/Flappy recovered than he saves a young girl from her murderous father, lands on the talk show circuit, and soon is offered his own kids' TV show. Soon enough, the hillbilly types catch up with him and attempt to blackmail him for the inevitable videotape of the night. Pulp Fiction-style revenge ensues.
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Swan gets a camera crew to tail him to Hollywood -- where Commander Courage, a supposed WWII era patriotic hero -- has been reinvented as Codename Courage, a ninja-like fighter of terrorism everywhere. But quickly he's on to the San Diego Comic-Con convention, where the bulk of the film takes place. It's hard to tell where the staged stuff for the movie ends and the fanboy ga-ga stuff begins: Among the countless shots of scantily clad fanbabes, costumed kids, and hugs with random convention exhibitors and fans there's a semblance of a story. Basically that involves Swan trying to convince everyone he meets that the old Commander Courage is better than the new Codename Courage (including a scene with Hamill and Stan Lee on a panel at the convention. Just don't think about it too much or you'll start to ask yourself just why Swan would be sent to this convention in the first place. It works only in the sense of putting the characters into oddball situations, but it's got little to do with anythig in the plot.
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Hey everybody, wanna watch a movie in which a guy dressed as a children's party clown gets violently gang-raped? I didn't think so. But here's the bigger question: Why would Kevin Smith protégé Bryan Johnson want to write and direct such a movie?
"Vulgar" is a product of View Askew, the production company that makes all Smith's joyously juvenile and sometimes insightful comedies, like "Clerks," "Chasing Amy," "Dogma" and "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back." Johnson is a friend of Smith's and a frequent bit player in his movies (fans know him as Steve-Dave Pulasti). To watch his debut as a writer-director is to get the distinct impression that Smith owed him a favor.
Brian O'Halloran (the convenience store clerk from "Clerks," et al) stars in this unpleasantly dark comedy-drama as a down-on-his-luck professional clown who hits on the idea of jumping out of cakes in full Bozo regalia at bachelor parties as a joke before the "real" entertainment arrives. His first gig at a run-down motel goes badly -- he's sexually assaulted by a violent middle-aged drunk (Jerry Lewkowitz) and his halfwit hillbilly sons (Ethan Suplee and Matthew Maher).
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Thanks to all the is-it-or-isn't-it-blasphemy controversy surrounding "Dogma," writer-director Kevin Smith has added a tongue-in-cheek disclaimer to the opening of this renegade ribbing of the Catholic church that is so amusing ("...God has a sense of humor, just look at the platypus") it will have audiences in stitches even before the first line of dialogue.
Whether or not you'll think the movie stays this funny will depend on how sensitive you are about your position on the religious yardstick, your threshold for soapbox pontification and what it takes to gross you out.
Smith, the maverick Generation X satirist responsible for ragtag underground hits "Clerks" and "Chasing Amy," makes no bones about testing the limits of irreverence and good taste in this ironically snappy and smart-mouthed theological deliberation.
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