After many allegations of sexual harassment, assault and rape against Harvey Weinstein. Writer, director and actor Kevin Smith spoke out on social media in answer to a Twitter prompt.
“He financed the first 14 years of my career – and now I know while I was profiting, others were in terrible pain,” Smith said of the powerful producer in a tweet on Oct. 9. “It makes me feel ashamed.”
Now, Smith has vowed to donate all future royalties, from his Weinstein-produced films to women in film, a nonprofit organisation.
Smith spoke about his decision, on the latest episode of his Hollywood babble-on podcast. Telling co-host Ralph Garman:
“My entire career is tied up with the man… It’s been a weird f***ing week, man. I just wanted to make some f***ing movies and that’s it. That’s why I came, that’s why I made ‘Clerks.’ And no f***ing movie is worth all this. Like, my entire career, f**k it, take it. It’s wrapped up in something really f***ing horrible.”
Smith hopes the money he’s donating will help women succeed without having to encounter men like Weinstein, in Hollywood.
He added, that even if the Weinstein Company goes under, he’ll donate $2,000 a month, to Women in Film. He has also offered to serve as a mentor to female filmmakers.
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Director/Podcaster Kevin Smith has released a clip from the upcoming Yoga Hosers. The clip below features Harley Quinn Smith and Lily-Rose Depp, whom are daughters of Kevin Smith and actor Johnny Depp.
“Yoga Hosers centres on 15-year-old yoga nuts Colleen Collette (Lily-Rose Depp) and Colleen McKenzie (Harley Quinn Smith), who have an after-school job at a Manitoba convenience store called Eh-2-Zed. When an ancient evil rises from beneath Canada’s crust and threatens their big invitation to a high school seniors party, the Colleens join forces with a legendary man-hunter from Montreal named Guy Lapointe (Johnny Depp) to fight for their lives with all seven chakras, one Warrior Pose at a time.”
Yoga Hosers is the second in Smith’s “true North trilogy” that started with Tusk, in 2014. The trilogy will end with Moose Jaws, which Smith says is “Jaws with a moose” and will reportedly see the death of his long time character, Silent Bob.
You may or may not know that Kevin Smith is working on a “True North Trilogy” of films set in Canada, the first was Tusk, the second is the upcoming Yoga Hosers. The third will be Moose Jaws, which Smith describes as “Jaws with a Moose”.
The writer/director/actor/Podcaster talked about the final instalment in the trilogy, in an interview with the Australian News Outlet news.com.au.
In the interview Smith reveals that he and Jason Mewes will reprise their roles as Jay and Silent Bob. It turns out this is going to be the film in which he kills off Silent Bob.
“I just finished writing the scene where Silent Bob gets eaten by the moose. That’s how he fucking goes out!
Isn’t that fun? I was talking to Jay Mewes about Moose Jaws and I’m like, ‘I’m thinking about bringing us in as the Captain Quint character’. And he goes, ‘Yeah, but Quint gets killed!’ I was like, ‘One of us has to get eaten’. And he was like, ‘You. Not me’. I was like, ‘Why?’ And he was like, ‘Because I wanna be in other movies!’ Fair enough, dude. So, rather than let him go out with dignity, he’ll be eaten by a fucking moose.”
Seeing as Mallrats 2 and Clerks 3 are still in development, I’d say we have a few more years of Silent Bob yet.
In which Martyn talks to director Jon Schnepp and producer Holly Payne, about their upcoming documentary, The Death Of Superman Lives:What happened?
Martyn and Jon then geek out about Superhero movies in general.
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It’s well known that Kevin Smith’s Mallrats was a complete box office bomb. The writer/actor/director’s follow-up to the beloved Clerks nearly ended his film career.
However it developed a huge cult following a few years later, after it arrived on VHS. I still place it in my top five Kevin Smith movies.
Smith has teased his Twitter followers with a sequel.
It wouldn’t be unheard of for Smith to return to an old project, he was making cinematic universes before they were common place.
My problem with a Mallrats sequel is that Jason Lee and the gang and now in their mid-forties, it would be a little bit ridiculous for them to still be running round a shopping centre.
It’s well documented that Kevin Smith is a die hard Star Wars fan, he has referenced the franchise in nearly all of his films.
Smith is currently in the UK, touring two of his many podcasts and was invited along to the set by JJ Abrams.
Due to the NDA (non disclosure agreement) that he had to sign, he couldn’t reveal any details of the film. But he did put out this picture on his Instagram account with the following text.
“Visited JJ and his EP VII set. I signed the NDA so all I can share are this old Bantha-Tracks subscriber’s tears and snotty nose of joy. The Force is WITH this movie. Holy Sith…”
Smith mentioned on the most recent episode of Hollywood babble-on, which was record before the visit:
“I got an Email about a month ago from a dude who was like ‘Hey Kev, we haven’t talked in a while. Been thinking about you.
We just started shooting in the desert, man. We’re heading over to London, if you’re gonna be in London, then blow me up and roll up on the set, man’.
signed JJ Abrams.
So I hit him back and I was like, ‘I am gonna be in fucking England. I’m coming over to do some shows with my friend Ralph’.
So he was like ‘oh great, then you’ve gotta come stop by the set’.
So, I was just like, wow. How easy was this? I didn’t have to ask, he hit me up out of nowhere and shit.
And I’m sitting there going, I don’t know him that well. So I started second guessing it and I was like you know what, I’ve gotta see if this is legit. So I wrote him back an email and I was like
‘I just checked in with your office, so I’m all set to visit. But just in case, I wanna put this out there just in case you hit the wrong Kevin in your address book, this is Kevin Smith. The Clerks guy’
and he wrote back the perfect email, just a two letter response ‘oh fuck’.”