Writer/Director Kevin Smith made his first foray into horror in 2011 with Red State, centering on a fundamentalist group with a sinister agenda. Could a sequel finally be on the way?
The answer may indeed be yes! /Film reports that Smith announced plans for Red State 2 while promoting Clerks III at a recent screening.
Smith revealed that it was Lionsgate, who also distributed Clerks III, who reached out about a potential sequel, “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.”
While no actual plans or a script are currently in place, it’s interesting to note Lionsgate’s keen interest in pursuing the project with Smith.
The thriller starred Academy Award winner Melissa Leo and Golden Globe winner John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane), alongside Michael Parks (Kill Bill: Vol 1 and 2), Kyle Gallner (Smile) and Kevin Pollak (The Usual Suspects).
About Smith’s 2011 horror movie: “Three teenage boys are lured to the town of Cooper’s Dell with the promise of a party. But instead of enjoying the night of their dreams, the teens are plunged into the nightmarish world of Pastor Abin Cooper and the Five Points Trinity, a fundamentalist group with a stockpile of weaponry and a deadly moral agenda. When word of the teens’ disappearance reaches the authorities, a military task force is mobilized. With Cooper’s Dell teetering between salvation and damnation, the ATF braces for furious gun battle with Cooper and his heavily armed followers in this fever-pitched action thriller from writer-director Kevin Smith.”
Stay tuned for more developments as they arrive.