Filmmaker Kevin Smith, best known for directing “Clerks,” “Dogma,” and “Zach and Miri Make a Porno,” announced on Facebook on Monday that the plot of his next film would involve “mankind teaming up with Hell to save existence from extinction at the hands of a Rapturing giant Jesus.”
The title of the movie will be “Helena Handbag,” which, he explained on Facebook, “comes directly from the plot of the flick (it’s kind of a nod to David Lynch’s unproduced ONE SALIVA BUBBLE screenplay, too – which was also about the end of the world and also carried a title that didn’t really prepare you for what the movie was about). ”
The film’s originality, Smith admitted, will mean “the budget has to be LOW, because NOBODY’S gonna wanna make that movie. At all. And I know this going in, so I won’t be heartbroken if it never goes beyond the script. But… if the script is funny enough?”
The film, he said, will be based on a “Smodcast,” titled “The (c)rapture,” from 2008.
Smith, who calls himself a devout Catholic, is not sure when the movie will actually get made. But it may happen after he directs “Clerks III” in May 2014. He is currently finishing “Tusk.”
Moving forward, the controversial filmmaker said his new mantra is: “from now until I drop dead, I’m only ever gonna make a flick that only I would/could ever make.”
“JERSEY GIRL, ZACK & MIRI, COP OUT – while I love them all, these are movies anybody could make. Like ’em or hate ’em, nobody else but me could’ve (or would’ve) ever made CLERKS. Or CHASING AMY. Or DOGMA. Or RED STATE. Or CLERKS II. Or MALLRATS. Or JAY & SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK,” he wrote on Facebook.
He concluded his post by encouraging fans to “push a little whimsy yourselves.” “Unless that whimsy involves hurting people. Never kill anything unless it’s trying to kill you. Today, you can waste lots of time posting your thoughts about what other people are doing/saying in life – or you can use that time more wisely, to create something from nothing that’s all yours. One path is easier, but the other path is way more fun.”