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Kevin Smith Developing Reality Show For AMC About “The Comic Book Lifestyle”

Kevin Smith Developing Reality Show For AMC About "The Comic Book Lifestyle"


AMC, home to such acclaimed programs as “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad,” “The Killing“….and a Kevin Smith-produced show about comic nerds? That appears to be case.

IGN reveals that Smith is prepping a reality show centered around his New Jersey comic store Jay And Bob’s Secret Stash. So, want to be a part of it? A casting call has gone out on Facebook and it reveals Smith’s exacting standards: “He’s not looking for actors, he’s looking for real people who live and breath the comic book lifestyle. Must be funny outgoing and have a knowledge and passion for comics, superheroes, movie memorabilia and everything that goes with it.”

We have no idea what what “the comic book lifestyle” is or what that phrase actually means, but we’re pretty sure the show will be populated by folks who are not unlike Simon Pegg and Nick Frost‘s characters from “Paul.” Auditions are happening this month and we presume production on a pilot will get underway soon. There is a point to be made here about a reality show centered around people obsessing about fantasy worlds but we’ll leave that one alone….

And since we’re talking about Kevin Smith, here are a couple of other morsels of info. The director recently tweeted “Via @bdkreviews “any word on RedState coming out earlier than October?” What’re you doing Labor Day weekend? Details this month…” which seems to indicate his divisive horror film “Red State” may be hitting sooner than the previously announced Halloween wide release. He also recently told NHL.com (via Bleeding Cool) that he might publish the “Hit Somebody” script online before making it in order to make sure the full scope of the hockey film is understood. Here’s that excerpt:

I have a new plan for Hit Somebody. I’m going to publish the script way before I make the movie. It’s so much more difficult to explain your intentions to people or to open up your head and let them see what the plan is or how you connect the dots. It’s so much easier to just say here and cut to the chase. So much of film, if you’re a writer or director, is predicated on keeping it secret. It’s my currency, right?

But … it feels stupid to be working on something in the dark that you just want to share. The only reason we do it is because we want people to see it, want people to share in the feeling, the emotion.

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