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Kevin Smith is making his first venture into the fright genre with RED STATE, which world-premieres at next month’s Sundance Film Festival. But you won’t be reading any comments from him about it here or in FANGORIA magazine—at least, not any exclusive ones, as he has decided not to do any interviews promoting the movie.
As reported by Vulture, Smith tweeted yesterday: “I’m not press-junketing at all, anywhere. In fact, I’m not doing any press outside of maybe a business piece or 2 to help sell the flick if needed, & radio (LOTS of radio). That’s what http://smodcast.com/redstate/ is about: I’m providing all the information needed to write a story, if that’s what you’re looking to do. It’s INSANELY detailed, and by the time we’re done, I’ll have pre-answered all questions about RedState — thus negating the need to speak with me about it.
“From nearly 20 yrs experience, I know this much: folks are gonna write WHATEVER they want, whether I sit down with them or not. So I’ll just furnish all the information I’d normally serve up one at a time to a small, jaded audience that doesn’t really give a shit unless there’s someone famous in the room, to a much larger, APPRECIATIVE audience that would actually enjoy & benefit from hearing the same information… So rather than subject all involved to a painful waste of resources, time & money, I’m doing the RedStateOfTheUnion Q&A’s. It’s kind of like an audio press kit. We’re even transcribing them now, for the SUPER lazy writers who’ve already bitched about having to wade through 12 hours of audio so they can write knowledgeably about a subject. Nobody needs to talk to me anymore anyway, as anyone who’s curious can always know what I’m thinking 24/7 right here on Twitter.”
Smith had previously asserted that he will no longer screen his films for reviewers, following the critical shellacking of his buddy-action/comedy COP OUT. He also recently told /Film that he plans to auction off distribution rights to RED STATE during its first Sundance screening. We’ll keep you posted on updates…as best we can… See our last item on the movie here.
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