Seems writer-director Kevin Smith
finally opened up a little bit regarding that outer space comedy he wants to shoot after Red State
, telling The Hollywood Reporter
it revolves around the relationship between a father and son, and will cost upwards of $50 million -- making it Smith's most expensive film yet. He tells THR
, "The moment someone steps out of the spaceship, it's going to cost a little more." Smith has said previously that he'd love for Seth Rogen to star, though casting this puppy still seems a far way away. While a first draft of the script is done and has apparently drifted through the hands of execs at The Weinstein Co., nothing is confirmed and the project currently does not have a home. So we'll see.
But here's my question: Now that Smith is taking some more risks with his work (forget the outer space comedy -- Red State
is a "dramatic tale of a domestic terrorist in the Heartland"), would you rather him stick to original ideas or take on one of the many superheroes he holds so near and dear to his heart? The man has dabbled a bunch in the comic book world, he's written a Superman script -- he obviously knows these characters, knows their fanbase, knows what works and what doesn't ... and so why not get a little nutty?
Of course, having spoken to Kevin recently, I know he's not interested in pursuing that route, but I'd be curious to hear what you think.