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Check out the first photo from Kevin Smith's Red State

Oct. 6, 2010by: Niki Stephens

Hello head.

It appears that this picture of someone's head is a first look at Kevin Smith's RED STATE.

That noggin that you are looking at belongs to Michael Parks. You might remember Parks as Seor Esteban Vihaio from KILL BILL 2 ( I always remember him from that). He is taking on the lead role of Abin Cooper, a character that is somewhat based off Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church.

This is an interesting genre move for Smith who is now entering horrorland. Well, political horrorland. The film centers on, "A group of kids encounters a crazed preacher (based on Fred Phelps, founder of the Westboro Baptist Church) who gives a whole new meaning to the term extreme fundamentalism. RED STATE also stars Kyle Gallner, John Goodman, Melissa Leo, Michael Angarano, Kevin Pollak, and Stephen Root.

Extra Tidbit: Any thought on Smith's adventure to a new genre?
Source: Twitter

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11:21PM on 10/06/2010
The idea of a horror movie based around an uber-right-wing fundamentalist seems so timely I'm surprised they haven't done it yet. As long as Kevin Smith can keep his characters from being too...Kevin Smithy (long-winded philosophy of the scatalogical) then I am all for it.
The idea of a horror movie based around an uber-right-wing fundamentalist seems so timely I'm surprised they haven't done it yet. As long as Kevin Smith can keep his characters from being too...Kevin Smithy (long-winded philosophy of the scatalogical) then I am all for it.
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5:13PM on 10/06/2010

I'm all for anyone trying something new these days.

But where the fuck is Ben Affleck.
But where the fuck is Ben Affleck.
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7:17PM on 10/06/2010

We'll see how it goes

I believe in Smith and I think he would work well with Goodman.
I believe in Smith and I think he would work well with Goodman.
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8:15PM on 10/06/2010
I'm definitely looking forward to seeing what he comes up with.
I'm definitely looking forward to seeing what he comes up with.
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8:40PM on 10/06/2010

i hope it turns out to be good.

i don't wish any ill-will on the guy.
i don't wish any ill-will on the guy.
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4:44PM on 10/06/2010
tough to be anything but curious at this point, but it's kevin smith, so i'm hip to it.
tough to be anything but curious at this point, but it's kevin smith, so i'm hip to it.
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4:50PM on 10/06/2010
Sounds very intriguing, Smith directing a horror movie. Hope it turns out solid.
Sounds very intriguing, Smith directing a horror movie. Hope it turns out solid.
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5:05PM on 10/07/2010

What the hell happened Steve-Dave!?

Strange how the internet community has largely swayed in opposition to Smith. It seems the new trend for hipster filmboys is to dismiss his movies because he's released a few duds and deconstructed his celebrity with endless tweets and candid podcasts (pods of which I follow and find hi-godamn-larious). Clerks, Chasing Amy, Mallrats and Dogma are enough feathers in the cap to keep me optimistic. Go K. Smith!
Strange how the internet community has largely swayed in opposition to Smith. It seems the new trend for hipster filmboys is to dismiss his movies because he's released a few duds and deconstructed his celebrity with endless tweets and candid podcasts (pods of which I follow and find hi-godamn-larious). Clerks, Chasing Amy, Mallrats and Dogma are enough feathers in the cap to keep me optimistic. Go K. Smith!
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4:44PM on 10/06/2010
Let's hope it's better than Cop Out.
Let's hope it's better than Cop Out.
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4:53PM on 10/06/2010
I think Smith tweeted that Mulroney was forced to drop out due to scheduling problems.
I think Smith tweeted that Mulroney was forced to drop out due to scheduling problems.
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5:48PM on 10/06/2010
You are completely correct! I think I was still holding out for Mulroney. I love that guy.
You are completely correct! I think I was still holding out for Mulroney. I love that guy.
5:09PM on 10/06/2010
Smith didn't write Cop Out. Can't blame the man for being saddled with a bad script.

Smith didn't write Cop Out. Can't blame the man for being saddled with a bad script.

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5:34PM on 10/06/2010
Bullshit... his direction sucked, script was ok.
Bullshit... his direction sucked, script was ok.
6:38PM on 10/06/2010

meh..

the only funny part of Cop Out was Morgan quoting other better movies haha.

not looking forward to this but hopefully a trailer will help.
the only funny part of Cop Out was Morgan quoting other better movies haha.

not looking forward to this but hopefully a trailer will help.
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5:21PM on 10/06/2010

Washed up.......

I haven't liked a Kevin Smith film since "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back." Will have to see about "Red State" though.....
I haven't liked a Kevin Smith film since "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back." Will have to see about "Red State" though.....
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1:45PM on 10/07/2010
this film will suck, since Smith sucks at film.
this film will suck, since Smith sucks at film.
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4:58PM on 10/06/2010

Cop Out was so fucking bad...

seriously, just so fucking bad. I'm interested in this movie, but I don't think he has a good flick of any kind left him in.
seriously, just so fucking bad. I'm interested in this movie, but I don't think he has a good flick of any kind left him in.
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5:40AM on 10/07/2010
Smith sucks!
Smith sucks!
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6:53PM on 10/06/2010
Promises to be a very preachy, self-aware, vapid, waste of time.
Promises to be a very preachy, self-aware, vapid, waste of time.
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7:23PM on 10/06/2010

Not looking forward to this.

Bad idea. Smith is NOT a director.
Bad idea. Smith is NOT a director.
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10:00PM on 10/06/2010
Kevin Smith is a waste of air. He should not be allowed anywhere near a camera.
Kevin Smith is a waste of air. He should not be allowed anywhere near a camera.
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