Is Kevin Smith Coming To Reality TV?
The critically polarizing writer/director Kevin Smith (Clerks, Dogma) had recently announced his intentions to step away from film-making after the upcoming hockey comedy 'Hit Somebody'. Even though he is walking away from the big screen, he may end up on a smaller one in the coming months.
If you've ever watched a Kevin Smith movie you are well aware that his love of comic books and 'Star Wars' are no big secret. What you may not know is that Kevin has owned a comic book store called Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash in his hometown of Red Bank, New Jersey for years now. Smith is now putting into motions a reality series revolving around the store which he describes as "Pawn Stars for fanboys".
Worst Previews reports that the show is casting men and women between the ages of 21 and 35 from the tri-state area (of New Jersey) only. The participants must be available June 2nd,3rd, and the 14th-16th. The show is also looking for people with unique, rare and awesome comic book/movie memorabilia who are planning to sell, trade or value. To apply, send a picture and a short bio, including name, age, and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are selected, you will be contacted to schedule a follow up interview.
Kevin's latest film 'Red State' is said to be a departure from his typical fare and is a horror film based around religious extremism a la the Westboro Baptist Church. In a much publicized move Smith bought his own distribution rights for $20 at Sundance and recently took the movie on a nationwide "one night only" tour which he coupled with a Q&A session afterward. 'Red State' will see a full theatrical release in October of this year. His next (and final) project will be the hockey comedy 'Hit Somebody' that (last I heard) will be shooting in Detroit at some point in the near future. Here is a video of Kevin talking about stepping away from films and his new passion project; Smodcast Internet Radio.