Director Kevin Smith has revealed he’s been working on a cartoon version of “Jay and Silent Bob”.
Kevin spilled the beans when he spoke with Crave Online last week.
“We just never told anybody, but it’s a cartoon movie that ends with live action. The idea is we’re going to take this Jay and Bob cartoon movie on tour like we did with Red State,” he said.
The animated movie will feature a lot of superheroes and “funny shit”, he says.
Be sure to read the full interview with Crave Online here.
Following the recent pandemonium (19 points!) – sorry, the last article still has me using big girl words – that had Alec Baldwin kicked off a plane for honestly the dumbest reason ever, I’d compiled a list of other celebrities who have been yanked from the jets.
Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong was once escorted off a Southwest flight after refusing to pull up his pants. It’s not like he was just finishing his induction into the Mile High Club either, it’s just that his underwear was showing. A flight attendent brought it to his attention and the “Walking Contradiction” singer lashed out and then got the boot. More like a walking opposition.
Country singer and Celebrity Apprentice winner John Rich was kicked off a plane earlier this week for being too drunk. Oh, I should point out this flight was at 10 in the morning! Reports say the bumpkin got in a verbal argument before he even boarded the Nashville-bound plane. I assume the talk when a little bit like this: “Listen, steward, I swear to drunk I’m not God! Hey, Pan Am got cancelled, so why are you still here?!”
It was a close call for Whitney Houston earlier this year. She almost got thrown out of a plane (while it was still on land, of course) for not buckling up. On a Delta flight, leaving Atlanta for Detroit, the singer got “all diva” on the crew when they repeatedly insisted she buckle her seatbelt. Delta needs to cool it. It’s one thing to get mad about not buckling up but a whole other thing to get mad if she was caught smoking in the bathroom, right girl?
The man famous for his character Silent Bob definitely made a loud reaction when he was kicked off a plane for being overweight. Southwest Airlines were adamant that Kevin Smith should purchase two seats instead of one, simply for his size. He tweeted immediately, “I know I’m fat, but was Captain Leysath really justified in throwing me off a flight for which I was already seated?” If Southwest Airlines have taught me anything, it’s that they’re huge dicks. No, actually they’re just dicks that hate huge people. Following his immediate removal, Kevin Smith proceeded to laugh all the way to the bank.
Five years ago, all these snakes on this mother truckin’ plane flying from Honolulu to Los Angeles were gently removed (and by that I mean violently killed) no thanks to Samuel L. Jackson.
Film director, Kevin Smith (Clerks, Mallrats) has reportedly lost a whopping 65lbs. According to People.com, the actor decided to shed the pounds after he was kicked off an airplane for not being able to fit in one seat just one year ago.
The director is still irate about the incident. Smith ranted about Southwest Airlines to his 1.7 million Twitter followers and continues to be shocked that they removed him.He tells People, “I sympathize far more with heavier people than I ever will with thin,” Smith says. “I’ll never be thin.”
At least the loss of weight hasn’t affected his sense of humor.
According to slashfilm.com, Disney plans to close the doors of the studio which is known for distributing films that launched the careers of Quentin Tarantino, Kevin Smith, Steven Soderbergh and more.
Kevin Smith made the following comment on the closure:
Nerd Games (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love RPGs)
You start work at a new office. You meet someone on the subway or a streetcar, and conversation starts. For someone like me (men in their early twenties), mentioning to someone you play video games still has a bit of a nerdy connotation to it. Although video games have definitely become a mainstream form of entertainment for boys and girls alike and even more significantly men and women, if you ask someone you just met if they’ve played Fallout 3 or Oblivion, you run the risk of sounding like a nerd (not that there’s anything wrong with that). You may even come across as childish, although it’s become popular opinion that video games can and are played by men and women of all ages. All said though, it’s not really too big of a deal.
Now try the exact same situation, but instead of asking your new-found friend if they have played the new Call of Duty or Batman: Arkham Asylum you ask them if they know what Dungeons and Dragons is. Completely different story. Telling someone in 2009 that you play Dungeons and Dragons is like telling someone in 1989 that you play video games – or Dungeons and Dragons, for that matter.
Eight seasons running. A cult in Canadian pop culture. Winners of the Gemini, Teen Choice and Directors Guild of Canada Awards.
And now Degrassi: The Next Generation finally boasts its first red-carpet TV movie.
But known as a “show of the people”, the season 8 finale Paradise City: Degrassi Goes Hollywood premiere last Wednesday night at Toronto’s Bloor Cinema, allowed tons of lucky special-bracelet-wearing fans bask in Degrassi glory. A free-for-all for snagging autographs and pictures from their favorite cast members, and what’s more- the opportunity to enjoy the movie side-by-side with them too.
And the word got out not only to lucky fans. Among a packed-to-the-brim theatre audience was Camp Rock 2 stars Jordan Francis and Matthew “Mdot” Finley, So You Think You Can Dance Canada winner Nico Archambault, MuchMusic VJ Devon Soltendieck and MTV Live‘s Nicole Holness.
“A Couple of Dicks,” director Kevin Smith’s upcoming buddy action-comedy starring Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan, has added two more to its cast.
The movie revolves around a maverick cop (Willis) and his partner (Morgan) as they go on the hunt for a valuable baseball card that has been stolen.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Seann William Scott (“Role Models”) has signed on to play a thief known as the Shit Bandit for the “souvenirs” he leaves behind at crime scenes.
Hostel director Eli Roth will write and direct an episode of the NBC spinoff Heroes: Origins.
The series will act as a prequel to the primetime hit, which premiered for its second season last night. Origins will delve into the world of extraordinary characters not previously seen. Viewers will eventually choose their favourite Origins character, who will then be added the main cast of the original show next season.
NBC has already ordered 6 episodes of the spinoff, which will premiere midseason while Heroes is on hiatus.
Michael Dougherty (Superman Returns) and Kevin Smith (Clerks) will also write and direct for the new series.
The first thing you notice about Kevin Smith (or at least his voice) is that, like his characters, he’s a very articulate speaker. Before a recent virtual round-table interview, he’s warned by his publicist to limit answers to three minutes, to which he counter-warns that he’s not typically able to keep his answers short. However, every response is well phrased, and any wanderings are relevant and useful in some way.
The discussion is ostensibly to promote the DVD release of “Clerks II,” but the subject of the actual disc is touched upon only once, when Smith is asked if fans and critics have any impact on special features.
“Generally when I’m in the midst of making a flick,” he says, “I’m always thinking about the DVD anyway. I mean fuck films, I like making DVDs. But in order for people to treat your DVD seriously, you gotta go the theatrical route first. When you present the flick in theatres,” he continues, “you’ve shown the movie and that’s that. On the DVD, you get to draw back the curtain and show ‘em how it all happened. So when I’m in the midst of even writing the script I’m thinking about what you would do for the DVD and I always try to pack ‘em with as much material as possible because I figure anyone buyin’ wants to know as much as they can about the flick.”
He admits there’s a less altruistic reason too. “It also stands as the final ultimate record of any given movie you make. It’s everything but the kitchen sink or including the kitchen sink, put out there for posterity. As the final record it’s just great to put together what to me is a scrapbook, an album of how I spent that year of my life.”
And then he returns to the question. “There’s never something where I’m like, ‘well, based on public reaction I’ll do more,’” he says, “unless somebody requests a feature that I’ve never thought of before.”
One of the interviewers asks him whether he thinks the underlying message of a movie like “Clerks II” is overshadowed by the vulgarity.
Another asks him whether this is the end of Jay and Silent Bob.
“I reserve the right to do Jay and Bob in the comics, or cartoon form,” he says, “but in terms of me and Jason Mewes playing Jay and Silent Bob… we’re gettin’ a little old, man. I’m 36. Can you imagine me playing Silent Bob at 40? It would not be funny as much as it’d be sad. And Mewes is aging wonderfully, like the dude still has that boyish face, but I mean we got away with doing it six times in flicks, without people being like, ‘it’s tired dude, take off the backwards baseball cap.’ So I think rather than overstay the welcome… restoring them to their place in front of the Quik Stop at the end of ‘Clerks II’ feels like a nice way to go out with them.
“I could definitely see revisiting Dante and Randall in my 40s… ‘Clerks’ is about what I felt it was like to be in my 20s, and ‘Clerks II’ is what I felt it was like to be in my 30s, I can envision somewhere down the road a ‘Clerks III’ where we check in on Dante and Randall in their 40s if I feel I have anything to say about being in my 40s. But, with Jay and Silent Bob, if at age 44 they’re still standing in front of a convenience store, yipes. It might be a tragedy more than anything else. So for now this feels like the way to go out.”
I’d suggest having them buy the video store next door as cover for their drug operations, but this isn’t that kind of interview. I ask him where he got the inspiration for the sequence where everyone begins dancing to the Jackson Five, which leads to a tangent about the use of dialogue in his movies.
“After years of reading reviews where people were just like, ‘he’s a real tell, don’t show kind of director, and cinema’s about showing and not telling and why can’t this dude ever write a scene where visually the story is told as opposed to exposition through dialogue,’” he says, “rather than do a kind of dialogue-driven sequence in which Dante’s expressing his love for Becky I was like, ‘well maybe I’ll try it visually.’ So I started thinking about it in terms of like how does one visually represent falling in love, and there are different kinds of love; you fall in deep, fucking, abiding, and romantic love, and that’s expressed through soft core sex in movies where the music gets all low and there’s really beautiful shots of people fucking in a way that I’ve never seen people fuck in my life; or you can go the route of the pop song, because that’s primarily what the pop song is, generally, it’s about falling in love. And there’s no better pop song than ABC. Suddenly the dance number kinda kicked into my head, and I was like ‘yeah man!’ The idea of this dude kinda fallin’ for this shtick, weakening, and the whole world breaking into song and dance… it was a little goofy and it sure was a step outside what we’d ever done in the first Clerks, but for me it kinda fit.”
Personally, he says, he’d much rather hear what the characters have to say and move the story along that way, but it’s a visual medium and you’re expected to show things. “Maybe I’m in the wrong line of work,” he says, “and I should be doing radio plays instead, but film pays better.”
Then he’s back to addressing the question: “I always figured it’d be something of a lightning rod in the flick where people would either love it or hate it, like ‘what the fuck? A dance number in Clerks?’ But generally it seemed to be well received, and there were a few people who kind of groused about it but generally people seemed to dig it.”
“Clerks II” on DVD is in stores today (Nov. 28).