Kevin Smith Has Plans for ‘Red State 2’

As Clerks III expands its roadshow tour, director Kevin Smith has revealed during a screening of the movie that he does have plans for a potential sequel to his 2011 horror film Red State.

The first Red State film starred Melissa Leo, John Goodman, and the late Michael Parks and was met with mixed critical reviews (though is notably well regarded by our own Joey Magidson), which saw Smith veering off from his traditional brand of comedy to deliver a full-on horror film. The director also helmed Tusk in 2014, which was billed as a body-horror film, and also co-starred Michael Parks in one of his final film roles.

During the screening, Smith explained that Lionsgate reached out to him for a sequel, and that he plans to make one:

“They were like, if we do this, would you do it again? And I was like, yeah, in a heartbeat. […] I mean, obviously, Michael Parks is gone. But it’s just a story of crazy people with guns and s*** like that. As long as I could use John Goodman again. I could make a hundred f****** Red States. And I’m like, let’s do it. So we’re gonna make one.”

No one knows when (or if) Red State 2 will come out. Smith loves to announce projects he is developing, but many of them have fell through over the years. Here’s hoping that this sequel, and Twilight of the Mallrats, will eventually see the light of day.

Source: Bloody Disgusting


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Written by Maxance Vincent

Maxance Vincent is a freelance film and TV critic, and a recent graduate of a BFA in Film Studies at the Université de Montréal. He is currently finishing a specialization in Video Game Studies, focusing on the psychological effects regarding the critical discourse on violent video games.

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