Kevin Smith Movies We Want to See

Kevin Smith Movies We Want to See

Kevin Smith has finally managed to get Clerks III out into the world, years after he first announced that he wanted to make the film. So now it’s about time for him to move on to the next project. Looking ahead to the future, we have put together a list of Kevin Smith Movies We Want to See – and you can see the result below! Check it out, then let us know what Kevin Smith movies you most want to see by leaving a comment.

MALLRATS 2

Smith’s 1995 film Mallrats wasn’t a box office success, but that hasn’t stopped talk of a sequel coming up here and there over the years – whether it would be a “Die Hard in a Mall” scenario, a limited series, or something completely different. The problem is that Mallrats is a Universal property, so Smith can’t do anything with it unless the studio is on board. And for a studio that pumps out a ton of direct-to-video sequels (American Pie, Tremors, etc.), they have been surprisingly hesitant to return to the mall. Here’s hoping there will be a breakthrough with Universal soon and Mallrats 2 will get rolling. A theatrical release, direct-to-video, Peacock, we’d take it any way we can get it.

HIT SOMEBODY

Smith has often used the end credits of one movie to announce the title of one of his future movies. All have come to fruition in one way or another. Except for Hit Somebody, the hockey epic (inspired by the Warren Zevon / Mitch Albom song) that he announced in the end credits of Red State. Smith tried to get Hit Somebody made, either as one film, a two-parter, or a limited series, but couldn’t get it set up anywhere. Over a decade has passed, and all we’ve seen or heard of Hit Somebody is a SModcast reading of some of the script. There was talk of a comic book adaptation, but that hasn’t happened yet either.

RANGER DANGER AND THE DANGER RANGERS

We first heard mention of Ranger Danger and the Danger Rangers – an adventure “in the vein of Flash Gordon” – around twenty years ago. At one point, Smith even met with Jack Black to offer him a role in the project. But so far, all we’ve seen about Ranger Danger is the artwork of the character that was featured in Clerks II, Clerks III, and Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. Ranger Danger is the favorite hero of Clerks character Randal Graves, and it’s about time this movie gets made so we can find out why Randal thinks he’s so cool. Smith has also talked about switching mediums and putting Ranger Danger into the world as an animated series. However it happens, we’re curious to meet Ranger Danger.

MOOSE JAWS

Tusk began what Smith was calling his True North Trilogy. A series of films that would all have horror elements and take place in Canada. The trilogy continued rather quickly with Yoga Hosers… but we’re still waiting for the trilogy capper, which sounded truly awesome years later. Moose Jaws. A movie about a killer moose terrorizing a summer camp. At one point, Smith was planning to put Jay and Silent Bob in the movie and even revealed that he intended to have Silent Bob get killed in the jaws of the moose. A major spoiler that he didn’t mind sharing. That plan has changed, Jay and Silent Bob have been written out of the script, but Moose Jaws still hasn’t gone into production.

PLASTIC MAN

A few years ago, Smith was hired to write the script for an animated feature about the DC Comics character Plastic Man, a hero who can stretch his body into any form. This seemed like a perfect match of writer and material, as Plastic Man’s adventures were “known for their quirky, offbeat structure and surreal slapstick humor.” (Thanks to Wikipedia.) The project got far enough that The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons was cast to voice the lead character… and then it got scrapped. A baffling choice. Why would you scrap an animated comic book adaptation written by Kevin Smith, with Jim Parsons signed on to voice the lead? This was a guaranteed moneymaker, but apparently, DC and Warner Bros. Animation didn’t want the money.

SATANIC CULT MOVIE

When Smith made Red State, he said that one of the film’s biggest inspirations was the 1970s horror classic Race with the Devil, about a group of people in an RV getting chased down by a Satanic cult after they witness a human sacrifice. Recently, Smith said he was interested in doing something else that would be along the lines of Race with the Devil – and while Red State dealt with a dangerous Christian cult, this new project would be even closer to Race with the Devil because this one would be about a Satanic cult. As he said, “there’s always been some Satanic cult movie brewing in me.” And we want to see it because the world needs more movies like Race with the Devil.

FLETCH WON

What a missed opportunity. For years, Smith was attached to write and direct an adaptation of the Gregory Mcdonald novel Fletch Won. It never happened for various reasons, but the major problem was that the head of Miramax at the time (you know the one) wouldn’t let Smith cast Jason Lee as Fletch. Even though Lee would have been perfect and hilarious in the role. Maybe there’s still a chance the modern Miramax could dust off the Fletch Won script and ask Smith to direct it, but we’ll never get to see what it could have been like if Lee had played Fletch. The actor is now too old to play the young Fletch in this story (which is chronologically the first Fletch story). So is Confess, Fletch star Jon Hamm.

CLERKS: THE ANIMATED MOVIE

The live-action Clerks film series ends as a trilogy, but there are still more Clerks stories to be told. In 2000, an animated Clerks series aired for two episodes on ABC before it was canceled. Only six episodes were made. But for more than twenty years, fans have been hoping to see more. Smith has talked about making a Clerks animated movie or reviving the series at a new home. Why not both? An animated Clerks movie leading into a revival of the series. We need as much more of the Clerks cartoon as we can get. Take us back to the world of animated Dante and Randal, of a Jay and Silent Bob that sell fireworks instead of drugs, and a wealthy supervillain named Leonardo Leonardo.

KILLROY WAS HERE

This is a different sort of entry on this list because Smith has already made the horror anthology KillRoy Was Here, which is made up of multiple segments that feature “a creature that kills evil adults at the behest of victimized kids.” The movie has even been released. Unfortunately, it’s only available as an NFT. So this is for those of us who have zero cryptocurrencies, no interest in getting into NFTs, have to use Wikipedia to even try to understand what NFTs are, and can’t afford the price the NFT goes for anyway. We want to see KillRoy Was Here receive a more traditional and accessible release: physical media, streaming, etc. Let KillRoy Was Here out of its Web3 tower and into the homes of the common movie fan.

TUSK$

While we continue to wait for Moose Jaws, Smith recently dropped some unexpected news on us: there’s going to be another entry in the True North series, and it’s going to be a direct sequel to Tusk! This one is called Tusk$ (inspired by James Cameron’s pitch for Aliens, where he wrote down the title and then turned the S into a dollar sign) and will see Justin Long’s character, who was surgically turned into a man-walrus hybrid by a madman in the first Tusk, being restored to his human state. Then he becomes a madman himself, capturing people to turn them into other human-animal hybrids. This sounds like a perfectly insane way to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Tusk, so we can’t wait to see Tusk$ get rolling in 2024.

HONORABLE MENTION: Smith has said that his next feature will be The 4:30 Movie, about teens hanging out in a movie theatre in 1986. He expects to start filming sometime in 2023. And yes, of course, we want to see that one too.

Source: Arrow in the Head

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Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of JoBlo.com, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.