As we recently learned, Kevin Smith has re-tooled his planned Krampus film into KillRoy Was Here, a creature feature anthology inspired by the “KilRoy Was Here” graffiti that was prominent during World War II.
The film will feature a long-nosed monster designed by Robert Kurtzman, and it began filming in Sarasota, Florida last Summer. Smith is being assisted by the students of the Ringling College of Art and Design, and filming has continued here in 2018.
On Twitter, Smith rang in 2018 with a behind the scenes photo from the KillRoy Was Here set, revealing that daughter Harley Quinn Smith is in the Creepshow-style anthology.
Check out the first look photo below.
Starting 2018 the fun way: on a movie set! pic.twitter.com/IKh7QhVyVj
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) January 2, 2018
“Dude just got lost, and the next time they find him he’s just sitting there, eating babies,” Smith recently described the titular villain, a Vietnam soldier who becomes a monster, on the Edumacation podcast. Co-host Andy McElfresh chimed in, “And he becomes transformed. Before he loses all of his humanity, they try to rehabilitate him, and instead that drives him out into the wilderness, where he’s transformed into this monster.”
“He’s all melted in the face, that’s what creates the long nose effect,” Smith added.
Justin Kucsulain is playing KillRoy, who will have no ears and no eyeballs in his final form.
The cast also includes Azita Ghanizada, Ryan O’Nan, Kathryn Parks, Brendan Ragen, Michael Perez and Cindy De La Cruz.