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Kevin Smith Talks The "Mallrats" TV Series

11 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Filmmaker Kevin Smith has a full plate at the moment with promotion for the release of "Yoga Hosers" this Fall, his second time helming an episode of "The Flash," and the development of the "Buckaroo Banzai" TV series for Amazon.

If that's not enough though, he's also got the ten-episode "Mallrats" TV series in the works which he first revealed last month. Appearing at San Diego Comic Con over the weekend, Smith spoke with Deadline a bit about what fans can expect from the series which serves as a sequel to the 1990s comedy:

"It's a multigenerational story, so it's about all the kids in 'Mallrats' and all the kids they had, taking my cues from one of my favorite programs in the world, 'Degrassi: The Next Generation'. 'Mallrats' as a series is kind of like one gigantic blob of soap opera with a lot of dick jokes in it. »

- Garth Franklin

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Newswire: Mallrats 2 to feature original ’rats, child ’rats, all the ’rats

12 hours ago | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

As with any news involving Kevin Smith, the first question to ask is, “Is Smith high at present?” Assuming we can answer in the affirmative (generally a good assumption), let’s move forward. In a new interview with Deadline, the director and raconteur offered new details on Mallrats 2, the 20-years-later sequel that started as a movie then segued into television as a planned 10-episode series. And while you still have to look at it in just the right way to make the project appear (probably in the shape of a schooner), Smith has closed a deal with Universal to move forward, meaning he’s now just on a search for the right streaming service or cable channel. Here’s what Smith had to say:

It’s got cursing in it and stuff, so it’s not like we’re pitching networks or anything, you know? We’re pitching all ...

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- Alex McCown

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Kevin Smith Says The ‘Mallrats’ TV Series Is A “Soap Opera With A Lot Of Dick Jokes In It”

14 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While he might not be at James Franco levels of superproductivity, Kevin Smith always tends to have a few dozen balls up in the air at any given moment, and right now, he’s certainly got more than a few things on his plate. His latest movie “Yoga Hosers” is opening this fall, he’s directing another […]

The post Kevin Smith Says The ‘Mallrats’ TV Series Is A “Soap Opera With A Lot Of Dick Jokes In It” appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Kevin Smith On Matt Damon, ‘Mallrats’ TV Series, ‘Walking Dead’ & ‘Geeking Out’ At Comic-Con

23 July 2016 4:50 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Kevin Smith is in that rare category of Comic-Con royalty where everything he touches turns to confab gold. It’s been the case for a long time — even last year, when the crowd awaiting his annual Hall H panel was hijacked by the surprise outdoor Star Wars concert unveiled right before his time slot on the schedule (spoiler alert: it turned out well for him). This year he’s been extra busy in San Diego, shooting his new AMC series Geeking Out, moderating AMC’s Preacher… »

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Kevin Smith On Matt Damon, ‘Mallrats’ TV Series, ‘Walking Dead’ & ‘Geeking Out’ At Comic-Con

23 July 2016 4:50 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Kevin Smith is in that rare category of Comic-Con royalty where everything he touches turns to confab gold. It’s been the case for a long time — even last year, when the crowd awaiting his annual Hall H panel was hijacked by the surprise outdoor Star Wars concert unveiled right before his time slot on the schedule (spoiler alert: it turned out well for him). This year he’s been extra busy in San Diego, shooting his new AMC series Geeking Out, moderating AMC’s Preacher… »

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Kevin Smith Geeks Out With Matt Damon

23 July 2016 3:09 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Comic-Con weekend marks the debut of new, pop culture themed chat show Geeking Out, hosted by Kevin Smith (who could have another, Comicbook Men like hit on his hands) and Jj Abrams' lucky charm Greg Grunberg. To pimp the very Jason Bourne heavy first episode, the first clip from the show has come our way, and it’s short, sweet, and a hell of a lot of fun with Matt Damon doing cold reads of famous superhero lines from comic books. His delivery of Shazam is reason enough to watch. Check it out below. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Buckaroo Banzai: Amazon Nears Deal for Kevin Smith Series

22 July 2016 9:38 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The Buckaroo Banzai series may have found a network. Deadline reports Amazon is nearing a deal with creator Kevin Smith for the show.The series is based on the 1984 sci-fi comedy The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, which starred Peter Weller as the titular scientist, pilot, and rock musician trying to save the world from aliens.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Matt Damon Becomes DC Comics' Greatest Heroes With Kevin Smith

22 July 2016 5:30 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

A few weeks ago, Matt Damon expressed his interest in possibly joining the DC Film Universe if only under the direction of his longtime friend Ben Affleck. Needless to say, fans took his words to heart and have been eager to see if the actor is actually ready to take on a superhero role. Well, it now looks like Damon's interest in the DC Film Universe might have grown in the last few weeks. While on Kevin Smith's upcoming new show Geeking Out, Smith put Damon through the ultimate superhero role test. The actor was given iconic quotes to read from some of DC Comics' greatest heroes, such as Green Lantern Guy Gardner, Green Arrow, and Shazam. Check out the full clip below, and enjoy the greatness that is Matt Damon being three superheroes at once. You can catch the premiere of Kevin Smith's Geeking Out Comic-Con special this Sunday on AMC. »

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Kickboxer Vengeance Poster Teams Bautista and Van Damme

22 July 2016 5:19 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

'Wait a minute! You're telling me there's a movie coming that stars both Dave Bautista and Jean-Claude Van Damme?' Yes, sucka! And that movie is Kickboxer: Vengeance! After releasing an exciting new trailer earlier in the week, Rlj Entertainment has now released a brand new poster, which arrives as a real kick to the face. The movie brings Van Damme back to the franchise that made him an international superstar. But the action is hotter and the stakes are a lot higher this time around.

Cat Run and Blue Crush director John Stockwell is behind this new action epic. Like the original, it follows brothers Eric and Kurt Sloan, descendants of a well-known Venice, California-based family of martial artists. Kurt has always been in older brother Eric's shadow as he lacks the instincts needed to become a champion. But when Kurt witnesses the merciless murder of his brother at »

- MovieWeb

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Amazon close to deal for Kevin Smith’s Buckaroo Banzai TV series

22 July 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in May Kevin Smith announced that he’s partnering up with MGM for a small screen adaptation of the 1984 cult sci-fi The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, and now Deadline is reporting that Amazon is close to reaching a deal for the series.

Smith, a long time fan of the original movie, has stated that he hoped to be able to lure original cast members such as Peter Wller, John Lithgow, Christopher Lloyd and Jeff Goldblum back for the TV series, and views the first season as an adaptation of the film, with potential subsequent season then expanding the story further.

Since directing an episode of The Flash last year, Smith has started turning his attention more towards TV; he’ll be directing another episode of the DC series for its third season, and has also reworked his planned Mallrats sequel into a 10-episode series.

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- Gary Collinson

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Man in the High Castle @ Comic-Con: 'Chameleon' Juliana, Tagomi's Vision and a New 'Sassy, Flirty Nazi'

21 July 2016 5:13 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Man in the High Castle‘s behind-the-scenes intrigue — which rival its on-screen ones — didn’t even get a passing mention during the Amazon series’ panel at San Diego Comic-Con Thursday.

In May, showrunner Frank Spotnitz abruptly exited the drama amid a difference of opinion with Amazon regarding his involvement in Season 2. The Vancouver-shot drama quickly went into hiatus, with other members of the production team scrambling to fill the Ep’s duties.

Related Comic-Con 2016: Your Guide to the TV-Related Panels and Screenings

At the time, Amazon released this statement:

Given the ambition and scope of the series, the »

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Kevin Smith's Buckaroo Banzai TV Show Heads to Amazon

21 July 2016 3:53 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just a few months ago, the 1984 movie The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension was simply a cult classic with a small but devoted following. Shortly after Kevin Smith directed an episode of The Flash, he was approacheed to turn this movie into a TV series, and now it seems that show has found a home. A new report reveals that the director and MGM are finalizing a deal to bring the Buckaroo Banzai show to Amazon Studios.

Deadline reports that Amazon and MGM are "close to locking in a deal" that would bring the show to the streaming service. The report claims that Amazon is eyeing to air the series at some point next year, but an exact episode count wasn't given. The news comes just hours after Amazon Studios announced their new comedy shows for their fall pilot season, including a reboot of The Tick.

The »

- MovieWeb

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Amazon, Kevin Smith Team On "Buckaroo Banzai"

21 July 2016 3:03 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Amazon and MGM are closing a deal for the streaming service to be the home of filmmaker Kevin Smith's proposed TV series adaptation of cult 1984 feature "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension" says TV Line.

Peter Weller starred as a physicist/pilot/rock musician who, with his band of men called the Hong Kong Cavaliers, battled alien invaders from the eighth dimension.

Clancy Brown, John Lithgow, Jeff Goldblum, Christopher Lloyd and Ellen Barkin also starred in the original and Smith says he hopes to get some to appear in the revival.

Smith was approached by MGM about rebooting the property shortly after his great success helming an episode of "The Flash" this spring. »

- Garth Franklin

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Kevin Smith's Buckaroo Banzai landing with Amazon

21 July 2016 2:02 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai may have found a new outside of the 8th Dimension, and Amazon is ready to roll out the welcome mat.  MGM and Amazon are close to a deal that would see Kevin Smith's Buckaroo Banzai television series landing at the streaming content provider. The show is still in development, so no specific episode order has been made, but it would appear things... Read More »

- Billy Donnelly

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Scorpion Cast Talks 'Outer Space' Trip, Happy's Familiar Hubby in Season 3

21 July 2016 1:48 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Scorpion is ready for takeoff — quite literally — in Season 3.

The show’s cast teased a trip to outer space in Episode 3, an installment that ranks as series star Katharine McPhee’s favorite script in the series’ history, she told Michael Ausiello at TVLine’s Comic-Con studio presented by Zte.

RelatedOnce Upon a Time: Cinderella Returns — To Explore Two Past Connections

Back on Earth, McPhee’s Paige and Jadyn Wong’s Happy will both face near-death experiences and romantic upheaval when the CBS drama returns this fall, their portrayers teased.

Walter (Elyes Gabel) will head to Tahoe on a mission to profess his love for Paige, »

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Kevin Smith's Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Adaptation Eyed by Amazon

21 July 2016 10:52 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai may continue.

Amazon and MGM are close to a deal for the streaming service to host Kevin Smith’s planned small-screen adaptation of The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, our sister site Deadline reports.

RelatedThe Tick, Plus Kevin Bacon and Jean-Claude Van Damme Pilots Get Amazon Debut Date

The 1984 cult classic starred Peter Weller (Robocop) as an physicist/pilot/rock musician  who, with his band of men, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, battled alien invaders from the eighth dimension.

The sci-fi folly’s cast also included Clancy Brown, John Lithgow, Jeff Goldblum, »

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Amazon Close To Deal For Kevin Smith-Adapted ‘Buckaroo Banzai’ TV Series – Comic-Con

21 July 2016 10:25 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Kevin Smith's TV version of cult flick The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension looks like it has found a home with Amazon. MGM and the streaming service are close to locking a deal that will see the Mallrats director bring the 1984 sci-fi adventure comedy to the small screens sometime in the next year, I hear. There is no specific episode commitment yet for for the series at this development stage. Still, picking up the iconic Buckaroo will… »

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Must Watch: First Operation Avalanche Trailer

21 July 2016 8:44 AM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

Operation Avalanche is the second feature from Canadian filmmaker Matt Johnson whose indie comedy The Dirties gained a lot of attention a few years ago when it was embraced by Kevin smith who released the film through his Smodco film label.

A true DIYer with immense talent, Matt Johnson is also an open critic of the overly conservative Canadian film industry that refused to provide support for this film. Luckily for all of us, there are private entities who can actually recognize talent and understand that taking a risk on people can pay off in the long run. Unfortunately, Canada may have lost another great talent to the american system.

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Comic-Con 2016: Dynamite Announces Wolfcop Comic Book Series, Preview Pages Revealed

21 July 2016 7:52 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Imagine if Scott Howard from Teen Wolf grew up, traded his letter jacket for a police uniform, and became a barely functioning alcoholic. Sound interesting? If so, you probably dug Lowell Dean’s WolfCop when it came out last year, and you’ll likely want to get your paws on Dynamite Entertainment’s WolfCop comic book series that comes out in October and is teased in a new set of preview pages:

Press Release: July 18, 2016, Mt. Laurel, NJ: The Canadian horror comedy Wolfcop follows the exploits of a small town cop with a big time secret: he’s a werewolf! Now, Dynamite Entertainment will have everyone’s favorite alcoholic, lycanthropic lawman tearing out of the big screen and into the comic shop with an all-new series! Written by Max Marks with art by Arcana Studios, the Wolfcop comic book series will pit Lou Garou against bigger, badder, and meaner monsters »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Operation Avalanche’ Trailer: Alt-History Doc Goes Behind-The-Scenes of Faking the Moon Landing

21 July 2016 7:36 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Set in 1967 at the height of the Cold War, “Operation Avalanche” follows two members of the CIA’s A/V team, Matt (Matt Johnson) and Owen (Owen Williams), who are investigating director Stanley Kubrick and his film “Dr. Strangelove” when they discover their employers are sending an agent into Nasa to hunt down a Soviet mole. Matt and Owen volunteer for the job saying that they’ll pose as documentary filmmakers making a movie about Nasa to suss out the mole. But when they arrive, they find out that Nasa is much farther away from landing on the moon than promised and are worried that they won’t be able to make President Kennedy’s deadline of decade’s end. So Matt and Owen concoct a crazy plan that just might work: They’ll fake the landing. Watch the trailer for the alt-history mockumentary below.

Read More: Sundance Review: ‘Dr. Strangelove »

- Vikram Murthi

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