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Kevin Smith Says 'Hit Somebody' Will Be A 6-Hour Mini-Series Now, Teases 'Clerks 3'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 7, 2012 1:27 PM
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So, something must've happened in the past seven days or so, because when we talked to Kevin Smith last week, he was pretty certain his long-gestating hockey movie "Hit Somebody" was going to be standalone movie after being considered as a two-parter. "It's tough to get one hockey movie made, let alone two. So I've switched back to one movie. I had one-and-a-half scripts that I had to get down to one. I want to get it down to a 150-page script and I know that's longer than the average script length but I figure I give myself a two-and-a-half hour length on paper knowing that I'm really ruthless in editorial and I can get it down to 2, 2:05, because this is a movie that takes place over 30 years," he explained to us. But now it seems he's switching gears.

Kevin Smith On Why He Prefers 'The Avengers' Over 'The Dark Knight Rises' & Turning 'Hit Somebody' Into A Single Film

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 3, 2012 11:03 AM
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Over the weekend EPIX premiered a brand new Kevin Smith special, "Jay and Silent Bob Go Down Under." Chronicling a small smattering of the Australian leg of their "Jay and Silent Bob Get Old" live show, and the engaging one hour program features Smith and his "Clerks" costar Jason Mewes doing what they do best, as they talked about nearly every topic under the sun. Last week, we got a chance to catch up with Kevin Smith ourselves, and he generously answered our wide range of questions.

Kevin Smith Now Says 'Hit Somebody' Will Be One Big Movie, Aiming To Start Shooting In June

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 5, 2012 2:21 PM
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If there is one guy who should have made a New Year's resolution to stay off Twitter in 2012, it's Kevin Smith. But people love his stream of consciousness tweets even if they lack the soundbyte awesomeness of fellow social media lover, Kanye West. Smith loves to talk, and he's kicked off the New Year by updating his legion on what he's got next.

Kevin Smith Names His Two-Part Films: 'Hit Somebody: Home' & 'Away'; Wants Part 2 To Be R-Rated

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 29, 2011 10:24 AM
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So, here's a minor update from the world of Kevin Smith.

Good Luck With That: Kevin Smith Plans 'Hit Somebody' As A Two Film Hockey Saga

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 15, 2011 3:54 AM
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So the "Red State" tour rolls on and over the weekend, it made its way north, hitting Montreal (with a kind of staggering price of $50 for a ticket) where Kevin Smith presented his horror film with the customary Q&A following the screening. And the filmmaker who keeps stressing he wants to retire from directing is set to make his final bow an ambitious outing. According to Hour Community (via /Film) who attended the event, Smith revealed that his hockey dramedy "Hit Somebody" is now going be a two-film saga with the first part about a player's youth in Canada and the latter half about his journey into professional hockey.

Kevin Smith Wants Matt Damon & Ben Affleck For 'Hit Somebody'; May Go Studio Route For The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 8, 2011 9:44 AM
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Reveals Script For Film Is Only Half Done And Already 110 Pages LongAfter pissing off every distributor and sales agent who showed up at his fake "Red State" auction at Sundance, and insulting them in the process, Kevin Smith hopes to get $15 million -- his estimated cost of the film -- out of the studios for his next and last film "Hit Somebody." That's right. Just add it to the list of one of many contradictions that make up Kevin Smith.

Michael Angarano To Play A Russian Hockey Player In Kevin Smith's 'Hit Somebody'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 28, 2011 10:56 AM
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Production Aiming To Get Underway In JulyYeah, so you might have heard that Kevin Smith debuted his latest film "Red State" at Sundance recently. Anyway, chuffed by the experience of going out on his own and making a film, the director is eager to recreate that experience by bringing back the principals for his next and reportedly last film, "Hit Somebody."

Kevin Smith Reveals Most Of 'Red State' Cast To Return For 'Hit Somebody,' His Final Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 24, 2011 4:27 AM
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Director Confirms Hockey Film Will Be His Last, Aiming To Shoot This FallSo much Kevin Smith stuff happened today we've had to break it up into two stories. While the "Red State" screening and auction dominated the evening's tweets and comments, the director also revealed some details about his next and (what will be his) last film.

Newcomer Nicholas Braun To Topline Kevin Smith's Hockey Comedy 'Hit Somebody'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 30, 2010 2:10 AM
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Of all the duelling projects in the recent past -- volcano movies, asteroid movies, Truman Capote movies -- one of the oddest has been the two rival "Slap Shot"-indebted hockey comedies, "Goon" and "Hit Somebody." The former's written by Apatow stalwarts Jay Baruchel and Evan Goldberg, the latter's written and directed by raunchy comedy veteran Kevin Smith, and is based on the Warren Zevon song of the same name.

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