Twitter-bug Kevin Smith tells Den of Geek (hmmm, funny, thatâ€™s what my wife calls my office) that heâ€™s finally raised the finance to make his science-fiction/horror film â€œRed Stateâ€.
The film, which the Weinsteinâ€™s knocked back because it was too dark (and didnâ€™t feature a donkey show), has had trouble finding coin. But seems someone just dropped their wallet out the front of the View Askew offices.
â€œI got a call at 2am last nightâ€™â€™, Smith tells the site. â€˜â€™I think weâ€™ve got the money for Red State.â€
In 2007, Smith said the film was inspired by pastor Fred Phelps, or as the â€œCouple of Dicksâ€ filmmaker claimed, “very much about that subject matter, that point of view and that position taken to the absolute extreme. It’s certainly not Phelps himself but it’s very much inspired by a Phelps (like) figureâ€.