We’ve got good news for the Kevin Smith fans out there who made it to the end of Yoga Hosers and still want more! Variety reports that Smith is filming a new horror movie in partnership with Sarasota, Florida’s Ringling College of Art and Design and Semkhor Productions. The film will be titled Killroy Was Here, a play on words reference to the popular graffiti tag of the 1940s. This film marks Smith’s fourth horror project (following Red State, Tusk, and Yoga Hosers), and it is the beginning of a planned horror anthology.
Here’s what Smith had to say about his upcoming project:
“This is a monster movie in the sense of a classic morality tale. No one wants to see you spill the blood of innocents, but when someone crosses the line and goes bad, you get to make them pay in horrible ways, and the audience cheers. We wanted to make an anthology film in the vein of Creepshow. Killroy is like the Golem, the Boogeyman and the Grim Reaper combined.”
“I tried going to film school but quit to go make a movie. If I’d had the chance to work with a real director, I probably would’ve graduated. Although I don’t consider myself a real director, but I do play one on TV and am portraying one again as we shoot Killroy in Sarasota!”
Shot on a very small budget, the partners hope that this project will be mutually beneficial for Smith (and his fans who want to see a new movie), the college campus, and the surrounding community alike. David Shapiro of Semkhor Productions and executive producer of the project had this to say about the collaboration:
“Our goal is to help Ringling students and local residents gain the right kind of experience to become a top tier entertainment workforce with which to attract bigger and more complex productions to Sarasota.”
Stay tuned to Horror News Network for more details on Killroy Was Here as it breaks!