Kevin Smith Moves Up Red State Release Date, Develops New Reality Show

It’s hard to keep up with everything that Kevin Smith has going on as of late, but as he plans for a future in which he may no longer be directing feature films, he has been doing anything but rest on his laurels. After launching a 24 hour internet radio station and hosting a 12 hour long live podcast on Memorial Day called Poddammit, he also recently announced that his upcoming film Red State may be coming to theatres even sooner than anticipated. In other surprising news, he is apparently planning to release the script for his hockey movie Hit Somebody before the film actually starts shooting and he is in the process of developing his very own reality show. Is that enough content to keep View Askew fans happy? Read on for all the details.

Smith had been hinting on Twitter that the release date for Red State might be moving ahead, and now News Askew has since confirmed the news. Labor Day (Fri. Sept. 2nd) looks like the new target, although it has not yet been announced where the movie will be playing. It still seems like this will be another limited release in select cities, and it’s unclear if a wide release is still planned for October 19th. Either way, the movie will go up against competing horror flicks on both days; Apollo 18 and Shark Night 3D in September, and Paranormal Activity 3 in October.

In other news, Worst Previews informs us that Smith is planning to return to TV not with a new Clerks animated series but instead a reality show set at his comic book store Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash. It is being described as “Pawn Stars for fanboys” and it will revolve around “unique, rare and awesome comic book/movie memorabilia.” They are holding casting calls today and tomorrow; check out this Facebook post for details.

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  • Matt

    I thought Apollo 18 got pushed back to January 2012.

  • Yep, you’re right. That movie’s been delayed so many times I can’t keep track of it anymore.

  • Gil

    Man, I feel bad for that Walt Flanagan.

  • Mailman

    It’s getting released sooner, if you can’t read, don’t post.

  • I find it strange that Smith, a man tired with his box office failure who decides to self distribute, chooses to release his film on Sept 2 – a date traditionally known as the “death slot” and statistically the least visited weekend for moviegoers.