Friday, October 15, 2010

Red State Movie by Kevin Smith

Director Kevin Smith has been working on Red State, an upcoming thriller horror movie based on a script he wrote. The story is loosely loosely based on Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, a controversial church group made largely of members of the Phelps family and run by preacher Fred Phelps. Infamous in America for taking a supremely homophobic stance and for picketing the funerals of soldiers killed in Iraq, the group see media interviews as a platform for airing their views and the word of their founder, Fred Phelps.

Here's a first look at the movie Red State (picture shot from behind the head of lead character Abin Cooper, played by Michael Parks):
(Click on the poster to enlarge.)
Red State MoviePlot:
"A group of kids encounters a crazed preacher (based on Fred Phelps, founder of the Westboro Baptist Church) who gives a whole new meaning to the term extreme fundamentalism."

The movie Red State is starring Michael Angarano, Kyle Gallner, Stephen Root, Melissa Leo, Michael Parks, John Goodman, and Ralph Garman. Red State should be released in 2011.

Kevin Smith usually helm comedy movies, so we may expect some dark humor to pepper the movie Red State.