Kevin Smith Says He Still Aims To Make Moose Jaws

Kevin Smith

by James White |
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Kevin Smith is a man known for keeping a lot of balls* in the air at once when it comes to filmmaking – he's already been tinkering with planned scripts for a Mallrats sequel and Clerks III. But one project that he talked about a few years ago, horror comedy Moose Jaws, could be springing back to life now he's got even more time to write given the stay-at-home order most of us are under.

Though he's been known for getting out in the world and hosting packed Q&As on different topics, the current pandemic situation has meant he's had to take that online. Which is also not really a problem for a man who has had a website since before it was widely popular.

And, as reported by Bloody Disgusting, he dropped mention that Moose Jaws could happen once movies are able to be made again. "Moose Jaws is the movie I’m doing that’s Jaws but with a moose instead of a shark. It’s so weird that you bring it up. We have a phone call about it with some of the folks that we made Reboot with next week. So yeah, it may be bubbling back to life. Wouldn’t that be nice? Head up to the Canadian outdoors, spread far apart from everybody, making movies. One day, when we’re allowed to do that sort of thing again. So yeah, movement on Moose Jaws!”

He's previously described the script as, "my favorite thing I’ve ever written. This is a fuckin’ fan film. This is like pouring my heart out on a page. I love Jaws, and I love Canada, and I combined the two of them. So the whole thing is beat-for-beat Jaws, up until the third act. In the third act it becomes Godzilla, Destroy All Monsters, Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan, and ends with Return Of The Jedi. It’s pretty magical."

Sounds good to us! You can watch the full Q&A below.


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