New Still Images from Kevin Smith's Red State
12.03.10 by BJSprecher
While indie filmmaker Kevin Smith's new movie, Red State, didn't make the list of official selections for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, the writer-director-editor recently announced on his Smodcast for the movie that Red State will be shown at Sundance as a non-competition selection. Smith has been pretty secretive about the movie until now, only releasing a few behind-the-scenes pics and a teaser poster that was made in-house. Now four new still images from the completed movie have been released.
Red State, Smith's first foray into horror movie territory, follows a group of people who encounter extreme fundamentalism in Middle America. According to Smith, it's "inspired by" Westboro Baptist Church pastor Fred Phelps, who is notorious for his anti-gay propaganda. The movie stars John Goodman, Kevin Pollak, Melissa Leo, Michael Angarano, and Michael Parks. It has not yet been picked up for distribution, but Smith plans to use Sundance as a venue for auctioning off the movie.