Kevin Smith has lastly managed to get Clerks III out into the world, years after he first introduced that he needed to make the movie. So now it’s about time for him to maneuver on to the following challenge. Waiting for the longer term, we’ve put collectively an inventory of Kevin Smith Films We Need to See – and you’ll see the outcome beneath! Test it out, then tell us what Kevin Smith motion pictures you most need to see by leaving a remark.
Smith’s 1995 movie Mallrats wasn’t a field workplace success, however that hasn’t stopped discuss of a sequel developing right here and there through the years – whether or not it will be a “Die Exhausting in a Mall” situation, a restricted collection, or one thing utterly completely different. The issue is that Mallrats is a Common property, so Smith can’t do something with it until the studio is on board. And for a studio that pumps out a ton of direct-to-video sequels (American Pie, Tremors, and so on.), they’ve been surprisingly hesitant to return to the mall. Right here’s hoping there shall be a breakthrough with Common quickly and Mallrats 2 will get rolling. A theatrical launch, direct-to-video, Peacock, we’d take it any means we will get it.
Smith has usually used the top credit of 1 film to announce the title of one among his future motion pictures. All have come to fruition in a method or one other. Apart from Hit Someone, the hockey epic (impressed by the Warren Zevon / Mitch Albom music) that he introduced in the long run credit of Purple State. Smith tried to get Hit Someone made, both as one movie, a two-parter, or a restricted collection, however couldn’t get it arrange anyplace. Over a decade has handed, and all we’ve seen or heard of Hit Someone is a SModcast studying of a number of the script. There was discuss of a comic book e book adaptation, however that hasn’t occurred but both.
RANGER DANGER AND THE DANGER RANGERS
We first heard point out of Ranger Hazard and the Hazard Rangers – an journey “within the vein of Flash Gordon” – round twenty years in the past. At one level, Smith even met with Jack Black to supply him a task within the challenge. However to this point, all we’ve seen about Ranger Hazard is the art work of the character that was featured in Clerks II, Clerks III, and Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. Ranger Hazard is the favourite hero of Clerks character Randal Graves, and it’s about time this film will get made so we will discover out why Randal thinks he’s so cool. Smith has additionally talked about switching mediums and placing Ranger Hazard into the world as an animated collection. Nevertheless it occurs, we’re curious to fulfill Ranger Hazard.
Tusk started what Smith was calling his True North Trilogy. A collection of movies that will all have horror components and happen in Canada. The trilogy continued quite rapidly with Yoga Hosers… however we’re nonetheless ready for the trilogy capper, which sounded really superior years later. Moose Jaws. A film a few killer moose terrorizing a summer time camp. At one level, Smith was planning to place Jay and Silent Bob within the film and even revealed that he supposed to have Silent Bob get killed within the jaws of the moose. A significant spoiler that he didn’t thoughts sharing. That plan has modified, Jay and Silent Bob have been written out of the script, however Moose Jaws nonetheless hasn’t gone into manufacturing.
Just a few years in the past, Smith was employed to jot down the script for an animated characteristic concerning the DC Comics character Plastic Man, a hero who can stretch his physique into any type. This appeared like an ideal match of author and materials, as Plastic Man’s adventures had been “recognized for his or her quirky, offbeat construction and surreal slapstick humor.” (Because of Wikipedia.) The challenge bought far sufficient that The Huge Bang Concept’s Jim Parsons was solid to voice the lead character… after which it bought scrapped. A baffling selection. Why would you scrap an animated comedian e book adaptation written by Kevin Smith, with Jim Parsons signed on to voice the lead? This was a assured moneymaker, however apparently, DC and Warner Bros. Animation didn’t need the cash.
SATANIC CULT MOVIE
When Smith made Purple State, he mentioned that one of many movie’s greatest inspirations was the Nineteen Seventies horror traditional Race with the Satan, a few group of individuals in an RV getting chased down by a Satanic cult after they witness a human sacrifice. Lately, Smith mentioned he was fascinated by doing one thing else that will be alongside the strains of Race with the Satan – and whereas Purple State handled a harmful Christian cult, this new challenge can be even nearer to Race with the Satan as a result of this one can be a few Satanic cult. As he mentioned, “there’s all the time been some Satanic cult film brewing in me.” And we need to see it as a result of the world wants extra motion pictures like Race with the Satan.
What a missed alternative. For years, Smith was connected to jot down and direct an adaptation of the Gregory Mcdonald novel Fletch Gained. It by no means occurred for varied causes, however the main drawback was that the top of Miramax on the time ( the one) wouldn’t let Smith solid Jason Lee as Fletch. Regardless that Lee would have been good and hilarious within the function. Perhaps there’s nonetheless an opportunity the fashionable Miramax might mud off the Fletch Gained script and ask Smith to direct it, however we’ll by no means get to see what it might have been like if Lee had performed Fletch. The actor is now too outdated to play the younger Fletch on this story (which is chronologically the primary Fletch story). So is Confess, Fletch star Jon Hamm.
CLERKS: THE ANIMATED MOVIE
The live-action Clerks movie collection ends as a trilogy, however there are nonetheless extra Clerks tales to be informed. In 2000, an animated Clerks collection aired for 2 episodes on ABC earlier than it was canceled. Solely six episodes had been made. However for greater than twenty years, followers have been hoping to see extra. Smith has talked about making a Clerks animated film or reviving the collection at a brand new residence. Why not each? An animated Clerks film main right into a revival of the collection. We want as rather more of the Clerks cartoon as we will get. Take us again to the world of animated Dante and Randal, of a Jay and Silent Bob that promote fireworks as an alternative of medication, and a rich supervillain named Leonardo Leonardo.
KILLROY WAS HERE
It is a completely different kind of entry on this listing as a result of Smith has already made the horror anthology KillRoy Was Right here, which is made up of a number of segments that characteristic “a creature that kills evil adults on the behest of victimized children.” The film has even been launched. Sadly, it’s solely accessible as an NFT. So that is for these of us who’ve zero cryptocurrencies, little interest in stepping into NFTs, have to make use of Wikipedia to even attempt to perceive what NFTs are, and may’t afford the worth the NFT goes for anyway. We need to see KillRoy Was Right here obtain a extra conventional and accessible launch: bodily media, streaming, and so on. Let KillRoy Was Right here out of its Web3 tower and into the properties of the widespread film fan.
Whereas we proceed to attend for Moose Jaws, Smith not too long ago dropped some sudden information on us: there’s going to be one other entry within the True North collection, and it’s going to be a direct sequel to Tusk! This one is known as Tusk$ (impressed by James Cameron’s pitch for Aliens, the place he wrote down the title after which turned the S right into a greenback signal) and can see Justin Lengthy’s character, who was surgically changed into a man-walrus hybrid by a madman within the first Tusk, being restored to his human state. Then he turns into a madman himself, capturing individuals to show them into different human-animal hybrids. This appears like a superbly insane strategy to rejoice the tenth anniversary of Tusk, so we will’t wait to see Tusk$ get rolling in 2024.
HONORABLE MENTION: Smith has mentioned that his subsequent characteristic shall be The 4:30 Film, about teenagers hanging out in a film theatre in 1986. He expects to begin filming someday in 2023. And sure, in fact, we need to see that one too.