Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Come on Kev, You have a sequel in you. Right???

Kevin Smith's response when asked on his messageboard if he ever considered doing a sequel to "Dogma":

Kevin Smith: "So weird you should ask this, because ever since 9/11, I have been thinking about a sequel of sorts. I mean, the worst terrorist attack on American soil was religiously bent. In the wake of said attack, the leader of the "Free World" outed himself as pretty damned Christian. In the last election, rather than a quagmire war abroad, the big issue was whether or not gay marriage was moral.

Back when I made "Dogma", I always maintained that another movie about religion wouldn't be forthcoming, as "Dogma" was the product of 28 years of religious and spiritual meditation, and I'd kinda shot my wad on the subject. Now? I think I might have more to say.

And, yes - the Last Scion would be at the epicenter of it. And she'd have to be played by Alanis.

And we'd need a bigger budget - because the entire third act would be the Apocalypse.

Scary thing is this: the film would have to touch on Islam. And unlike the Cathloic League, when those cats don't like what you do, they issue a death warrant on yer ass (see Rushdie). And now that I've got a family, I'm not as free to stir the shit-pot as I was when I was single, back when I made "Dogma". I mean, now I've gotta think about more than my own safety and well-being.

But regardless - yeah, a "Dogma" followup's been swimming around in my head for some time now.

P.S. - Interesting "Dogma"-related sidebar: I recently received a glowing "Dogma"-praising email from a recent fan, who began his missive with "My name's Tom Clancy. I do books." It was surreal and really wonderful.

4 comments:

josie said...

i had liked that movie. i didnt care if it was crappy, i just like how jay was cussing.

toneec42 said...

Oh you just made my day! A sequel / follow-up to Dogma? Can't wait! Being a recovering Catholic that movie is one of my absolute favorites. I can't turn a way from if whenever it's on.

~b*b~ said...

who's house? run's house?

i swear to "god" we were the only 2 people in the mainly white audience howling when they stepped off the bus saying that. THAT was an effing brilliant line.

Brother OMi said...

i feel him. you can get away with dissing Xians all day but dis Islam....
i think we need another 50 years before its safe to do it.