‘Red State’ Sequel Appears To Be Back On Drawing Board

by Thomas Tuna

Is a bizarre trip back to Middle America in the cards?

Filmmaker Kevin Smith is looking to make a sequel to his 2011 horror pic Red State, working with Lionsgate this time around, according to a report on Slash Film.

The problem with filming a sequel before this, Smith explained, was that “the people who owned Red State weren’t from the world of film. So, when Lionsgate reached about about renewing, they got no response from the copyright holders. So, it just fell into a spam folder and out of circulation.”

But now, another conversation with Lionsgate–who worked with Smith on his latest Clerks movie–proved fruitful. Lionsgate, Smith said, asked if Smith would jump in if the studio got involved in a Red State sequel. “Yeah, in a heartbeat,” Smith said.

Obviously, Michael Parks–who starred in the original–“is gone,” Smith said, “but it’s just a story about crazy people with guns, and as long as I could use John Goodman again, I could make a hundred Red States. So, we’re gonna make one.”

The original Red State–written and directed by Smith–stars Parks, Goodman and Melissa Leo in a story about a group of teens in Middle America “who receive an online invitation for a sexual encounter–only to encounter fundamentalists with a much more sinister agenda,” according to the synopsis.

Keep reading Horror News Network for all updates on a Red State sequel.


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