Kevin Smith to Helm Sci-Fi Spoof

Smith is aiming for a budget around $50 million, which would be his biggest budget yet. Harvey and Bob Weinstein, with whom Smith has collaborated on most of his movies, may team up again with Smith on this film.
Insiders say that TWC executives have read some of the script and are interested in making the movie. Smith has finished the first draft of the script, but the project will not move forward until after his next project, "Red State" is finished. Smith is not doing that with the Weinsteins but has gotten independent financing and a spring start date for his dramatic tale of a domestic terrorist in the Heartland.

The Weinstein Co. this month will release Smith’s Seth Rogen comedy "Zack and Miri Make a Porno." That film budget came in at about $25 million, and yes that has been his biggest-budget to date, but Smith knows the Sci-Fi movie will be pricier. "The moment someone steps out of the spaceship, it’s going to cost a little more," he said. But from what I know if $50 million is all he’s looking for to budget this don’t be expecting any great effects in this movie by any means.

Smith said he’s looking forward to exploring new character dynamics as well as outer space. "All the relationships in the flicks I’ve done have been done before, have been either a guy falling for a girl or two dudes hanging out in a ‘bromantic’ comedy," he said. "I wanted to explore a father and son."

 

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