Update: Kevin has now announced, via Facebook once more that due to the financial issues regarding the script, it will now be a stage musical.
Original story below.
Kevin Smith has announced his next project after Tusk via a screencap on his Facebook page.
Originally titled Christzilla, Helena Handbag – apparently a nod to David Lynch’s unproduced apocalyptic screenplay One Saliva Bubble follows “mankind teaming up with Hell to save existence from extinction at the hands of a Rapturing giant Jesus.”
like Tusk, this script is based on an episode of his SModcast podcast which can be seen on the title page.
Smith realizes that “NOBODY’S gonna wanna make that movie” and that is the very reason to do it;
I realized that film isn’t in my blood… MY films are in my blood. And some of ’em are still in there, so I better get ’em out!
Smith fans will know this isn’t the first time he’s danced with the apocalypse with the original, radically different ending to Red State involving the Rapture and God appearing to John Goodman’s character.
After Tusk, Smith will begin shooting Clerks III before this project. Not bad for a guy who was supposed to be retiring.
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