Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman Revealed
The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: 6 Issues For £15!
Subscribe today and save 37% off the cover price!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Empire's The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Covers Are Here
Bard The Bowman or Smaug The Magnificent?
First Teaser Trailer For The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies
'Will you follow me... one last time?'
Fresh Red Band Sin City: A Dame To Kill For Trailer
This rotten town... It soils everybody
Initial Images From Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb
London crawling with exhibits come to life
Christopher Walken Recruited For The Jungle Book
Giancarlo Esposito also aboard Jon Favreau's film
New Horns Promo Arrives
Daniel Radcliffe, you little devil
Eva Green Heads For Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children
She's in talks to reunite with Tim Burton
Bruce Campbell Says Welcome To Purgatory
It's a not-so-wonderful afterlife
New Maze Runner Poster Lands
Welcome to the concrete jungle
Comic-Con: Mad Max: Fury Road Footage Online
And some new images and posters
Teaser Trailer For The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
Katniss fights another day
Quentin Tarantino Confirms Revived Hateful Eight
Tells Comic-Con, 'We're doing it'.
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
25 July 2014
Comic-Con: Kevin Smith Unveils The Tusk Trailer
Justin Long regrets accepting a weird invitation
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Red State (2011)
Empire Star Rating
Cop Out (2010)
Empire Star Rating
Zack And Miri Make A Porno (2008)
Empire Star Rating
Southland Tales (2007)
Empire Star Rating
Catch And Release (2007)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Kevin Smith Talks More About Red State
'It's an angel-worshipping movie...'

17 October 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Collider

submit to reddit

We’ve been enjoying the run of Twitter feed information that Kevin Smith has been providing about his latest, religious exploit-o-horror Red State. But it was only a matter of time before the prolific content producer had to promote something else and get asked about the movie in a more formal setting. So it came to pass this weekend, with journalists attending a preview of his new Q&A event release, Too Fat for 40, and Smith spilling more info about how shooting has been going and his plans for the movie.

“Visually speaking, it’s the most ambitious movie we’ve ever made,” Smith said in comments picked up by Collider. “Everybody’s pulling their belts, taking a massive pay cut. Some of us might not even get paid… and it breaks my heart that after all this we’ll just sell it to a studio that’ll spend twice as much on marketing as we spent to make it.” Smith has previously talked about the fact that he wants to take the film to next January’s Sundance Fest to see if they can scare up a buyer.

A lot of the credit for the look, according to the director, goes to long-time collaborator and cinematographer Dave Klein, who has been pushing the Smith style boundaries again. I said that about Cop Out – that it doesn’t look like anything we’ve ever done before. This movie really doesn’t look like anything we’ve done before.”

But what of the tone? After years of largely making comedies, Red State represents another leap for him. An altogether darker one… “There’s some gallows humour, some dark f*****g laughs. And Michael Park’s performance is not to be believed… to me, it plays like an exploitation film. When I was growing up, my favourite kind of movies were devil-worshipping movies. This is an angel worship movie. You’ll see what I mean.”

And while he drops a quick mention of hockey drama Hit Somebody, the film he wants to make after Red State, there was an intriguing nod to the past, with Smith speculating that the new owners of Miramax might want to exploit as many of the company’s older properties, which could see a return for the Clerks cartoon show. But don’t go holding any breath for that one…


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

First Green Hornet Poster Online
The car's the star
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Covers Are Here
Bard The Bowman or Smaug The Magnificent?

A Pocket Guide To Game Of Thrones’ New Cast Members
Know your Doran Martell from your Nym Sand

Directors Special: Peter Hyams Goes Film-By-Film
The veteran director on Timecop, Outland, 2010, Enemies Closer and more

Explore The Massive Avengers: Age Of Ultron Comic-Con Banner
Use our interactive gadget to zoom in on Hulk, Iron Man, The Vision and co. in action

The 10 Biggest Stories Of Comic-Con 2014
The shocks to emerge from this year's geek-fest. Avengers! Max! Mann!

Models Inc.: The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
How the likes of Batman, Superman and Luke Skywalker become collectible figures

The Empire Podcast #121: Brett Ratner Talks Hercules On This Week's Show
Plus The Purge: Anarchy producer Jason Blum pops in to talk horror

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)