Kevin Smith’s Awesome New Horror Screenplay Pits Man and Hell Vs. Jesus!

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I used to be a huge fan of Kevin Smith and still want to be. While I don’t like his online personality, at all, I do want him to make good movies. I didn’t like Red State, but there was promise hiding within. My hope is that Tusk, his horror comedy about a man who is turned into a walrus, connects on all dots and revives my love in Smith’s work. While we wait for that to get released in 2014, Smith is already focused on his next horror project, Helena Handbasket, which aligns mankind with the minions of Hell for war against a giant Jesus!

The idea is to, once again, take an episode of SModcast and turn it into a movie,” Smith reveals on his Facebook page. “It’s worked out quite nicely with ‘TUSK’ (thanks largely to the cast, the crew and the good folks at Demarest and at a24, who’ll be releasing the flick this fall), so I wanna see if I can do it again.

Speaking on the plot, “Granted, this time the plot of the movie concerns mankind teaming up with Hell to save existence from extinction at the hands of a Rapturing giant Jesus – which means the budget has to be LOW, because NOBODY’S gonna wanna make that movie. At all. And I know this going in, so I won’t be heartbroken if it never goes beyond the script. But… if the script is funny enough? Who knows? That walrus movie seemed pretty daffy and far-fetched until we were standing on the ‘TUSK’ set bringing that shit to life four months and change after first making it up in episode 259 of SModcast.

Smith has always been clever in his thoughts about religion, as shown in Dogma, so it’ll be interesting to see what he does with Helena Handbasket. He’s right that nobody will make that movie, but damned if I don’t want to see it. I gave Smith shit for even implying he’d asking his fans to finance his movies – but when you throw out a crazy ass pitch like Helena Handbasket, the only way that’s going to get made it by fans. It’ll be interesting to see if Smith gets it off the ground, and how, but as of right now I’m all-in on behind behind him.

 
  • Chancey289

    I’d totally watch this. It would be great to see some kind of cool old school Godzilla kaiju like battle between a giant demon and Jesus. With the rubber suits and tiny cities. Hope this gets off the ground as well.

  • Spike0037

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    • MrDisgusting

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      • Spike0037

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  • DBZEROGRAVITY

    this won’t get made… I may eat those words but c’mon