get off my stumble.
get off my stumble.
Hackiest hack to ever go to hack town. Made one good movie- over 15 years ago. Should be guest directing Family Guy episodes, and happy for the opportunity.
Kevin Smith's latest movie... "Zack and Miri Make a Porno" .. details and filming schedule.
In late 2005, I had a breakfast meeting with Harvey Weinstein at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills. Even though we were a few weeks away from shooting "Clerks II", he was asking what I wanted to do after that. I told him I'd been thinking about this flick called "Zack and Miri Make a Porno." I'd gotten no further than the title when he said "Done. I'm making that movie."
"Don't you wanna know what it's about first?" I asked.
He replied "I thought the title said it all."
"Well it doesn't."
"Fine. What's it about?"
"It's a meditation on the Holocaust."
He stared at me blankly for a beat.
"Alright," I relented. "The title says it all."
I never got to see "The 40 Year Old Virgin" in a theater. When it was released in the summer of 2005, we were buried in pre-production for "Clerks II", so it wasn't `til the flick's DVD release that I was finally able to kick back and enjoy it. It was a significant watch for me, because that day, I fell in love with the bearded guy who talked about watching a chick fuck a horse and feeling bad for her. But I knew I wanted to work with the guy when I watched him play a video game with Paul Rudd's character and utter "I'm ripping your head off right now. It's off and now I'm throwing it at your body. FUCK you!"
The delivery of that "FUCK you!" had me rolling. I rewound that moment multiple times during that viewing.
A few days later, Scott and I had a meeting with Harvey (at the Peninsula again) to talk about the release plans for "Clerks II." When those discussions were out of the way, he asked "Where's that porno script?"
"I'm working on it," I lied. "But, hey - did you ever see '40 Year Old Virgin'?"
"There's a guy in that movie I wanna cast as Zack."
"No - the guy who worked in the stock room. His name's Seth Rogen."
"I like that guy. I'm meeting with him next."
"He's coming in to talk about `Fanboys'. You wanna meet him?"