by: Chris Eaton source: /Film
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Right now, Kevin Smith is in the great white north (that’s Canada for the uninformed) promoting the Canadian release of his latest flick Red State. Just like every showing he’s done so far, there was a post film Q and A and he dropped some tidbits. He laid some science about his last film, the hockey drama Hit Somebody.
Apparently, he’s written a lot into the script. So much so that it’s not going to be a standard two hour film, instead pushing over four hours. So (in Quentin Tarantino fashion) he’s going to be splitting up Hit Somebody into two parts. The film, based on a Warren Zevon song, is about a young hockey player with a lot of heart but not a lot of talent. It’s supposed to take place over several decades and Smith is hoping to have just about everyone who had a part in any of hims films to return. If it’s become a four hour extravaganza, I can see how this will work.
The main thing is, unlike Red State, Smith has stated that Hit Somebody is going to need more “studio” style funding. A much larger film and one that he’s probably not going to have full control over unlike Red State. Since his focus is on promoting Red State currently, I have a feeling that we wont know much until later this year after the DVD release of that film. More than likely, he’ll make any big announcements on one of his S.I.R. radio programs as well.