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It started out as a movie, but the sequel to Kevin Smith’s 1995 comedy flop (at least in box office terms) Mallrats is now being pitched as a TV show with all of the original cast in place – minus Ben Affleck. Smith has been very public about his plans for the series and has talked about it appearing on sites like Amazon Prime and Netflix, and he announced today he’s off to meet with Universal TV:
Today I start pitching the #Mallrats series with the folks at @UniversalTV. I've got butterflies in my giant stomach. Hope someone wants us.
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) October 10, 2016
Smith has been working a lot in television as of late after directing an episode of The Flash for the second season. He’s just returned to direct an episode for season three »
- Luke Owen
Made for just $27,000 on maxed-out credit cards, Clerks became an immediate indie classic, and now fans can get some insight into how the film was made with the new indie comedy Shooting Clerks. The first trailer for this Kevin Smith biopic dropped back in March 2015, when production was just getting under way, but today we have the red band trailer, along with details on where you can see this film yourself. The indie production company Auld Reekie Media has set up screenings in Kevin Smith's hometown of Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey and in New York City in November, following the world premiere at the Orlando Film Festival next month.
Auld Reekie Media has set up EventBrite pages for both the New Jersey premiere on November 10 and the New York premiere on November 11. Tickets to each of these screenings will be $28, with each fan receiving a themed swag bag filled »
Ahead of its world premiere at the Orlando Film Festival – which runs between October 19th and 23rd – a new poster and trailer has arrived online for Shooting Clerks, director Christopher Downie’s biopic of Kevin Smith, and the creation of his first film Clerks; check them out here…
Shooting Clerks details the struggles encountered by a young Kevin Smith while trying to figure out his place in the world, and his decision to shoot a feature film in the very convenience story he worked in. Many of the original cast appear in cameo roles, including Jason Mewes, Brian O’Halloran, Marilyn Ghigliotti, Scott Mosier and Walter Flanagan.
“I know a lot of fans are going to see this trailer and criticise our work,” states producer Felix Kay. “And they have every right. Clerks’ fans are a particular set, and I know, because I am one. But all I can say »
- Gary Collinson
Comic-Con is hitting New York City once again this year for the annual Nycc, and television is taking over. Tons of fan-favorite shows — including the new “24,” “Archer,” the hotly anticipated “Legion” and many more — are heading to the four-day fest, which takes place in the Big Apple from October 6 through October 9. Variety is keeping track of all the TV screenings and panels in one handy master list, so bookmark this page to stay up-to-date as the networks and studios set their schedules for the event. We will be updating frequently.
Thursday, Oct. 6
“Ash vs. Evil Dead” (Starz) — 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Hammerstein Ballroom
Stars Bruce Campbell, Lucy Lawless, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo, Lee Majors and Ted Raimi discuss the hit series and preview what’s to come this season. Attendees will also see the premiere of episode 2.
“Comic Book Men” (AMC) — 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m »
- Arya Roshanian
4 items from 2016
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