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10.06.2009
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Kev got Hit

Not to get into a debate over whether ZACK & MIRI was a complete crash or mitigated success -I dig that film no matter what anyone says- Kevin Smith is still completely changing course in his filmmaking; we'll see how that goes with A COUPLE OF DICKS, but it's his next one after that I'm stoked on.

Talking to the folks of Huffington Post recently, Smith shed some light on what HIT SOMEBODY would be about, other than (of course) Hockey. "It's not like my normal shit. Some people heard of it and were like 'Oh, you're gonna do a 'Slapshot'' and I'm like 'No,'" the big man offered. "I mean it's set in that era [The 70's] but I'm going for something a little else, a little different on this one." He also adds being after a less-ambitious Forrest Gump tone for the film.

The story, like the Warren Zevon song it's based on, follows a guy who wants more than anything to be in the NHL, but is only good at one thing: beating people up on the ice. Who that guy would be is unknown, but Kev's Tweets over the weekend mentioned one name that's pretty much a surefire casting: fellow hockey fan Wil Wheaton. Said Smith, "wilw is my hockey brother from another mother. He’s gonna HIT SOMEBODY."




Wheaton is a pretty cool dude, but I don't see him as a cinematic Tie Domi, so he probably won't be the main man on this one. Anybody got suggestions for Kev's lead in that film?

Extra Tidbit: Zevon's "Lawyers, Guns & Money" would've been a much better title for Wall Street 2.
Source: Huffington Post

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1:31PM on 10/07/2009

ZEVON = BRILLIANT

SPOILER: Just as he scores the goal he so badly desired, a Finnish guy "cold-cocks him on his follow-through," killing him. No joke.
SPOILER: Just as he scores the goal he so badly desired, a Finnish guy "cold-cocks him on his follow-through," killing him. No joke.
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2:28PM on 10/06/2009
Smith = brilliant!
Smith = brilliant!
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11:53AM on 10/06/2009
I think it would be righteous if Wil Wheaton WAS the lead. Just think about it...
I think it would be righteous if Wil Wheaton WAS the lead. Just think about it...
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1:18AM on 10/06/2009

Skate, Forrest skate!

It definitely has a Happy Gilmore vibe to it, but Smith knows his shit and if he wants to make a more soulful movie I think he has the ability.
It definitely has a Happy Gilmore vibe to it, but Smith knows his shit and if he wants to make a more soulful movie I think he has the ability.
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12:51AM on 10/06/2009

I like the guy's films...

...and after the podcast it made me make angry faces when i saw this pic, but whatever movie he wants to shoot, I'm down. (as long as it's not jersey girl 2)
...and after the podcast it made me make angry faces when i saw this pic, but whatever movie he wants to shoot, I'm down. (as long as it's not jersey girl 2)
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12:33AM on 10/06/2009

I LOVE SMITH but....

Doesn't this sound a lot like the beginning of Happy Gilmore?? I have absolute faith in K Smith though, he's the man, and he keeps it real on SO many levels.
Doesn't this sound a lot like the beginning of Happy Gilmore?? I have absolute faith in K Smith though, he's the man, and he keeps it real on SO many levels.
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12:30AM on 10/06/2009
Probable put his wife as the lead hockey player and maybe Mews as the coach.
Probable put his wife as the lead hockey player and maybe Mews as the coach.
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