Zack And Miri Make a Screenshot
So, this news is a little late, but I’m going to post it for two reasons:
1. I just started this blog today. A little backtracking, I think, is acceptable.
2. Kevin Smith is one of my favorite screenwriters, and therefore, any Kevin Smith news (even if it’s posted a few days late), is good news in my eyes.
Smith’s upcoming “Zack and Miri Make a Porno” has been making some internet buzz concerning its official MPAA rating. This isn’t the first time he’s been threatened with an NC-17 rating, and hopefully he’s able to scale it back slightly. I can’t imagine this flick doing too much damage at the box office with an NC-17 warning.
Anyways, a few days back, Smith posted a new screenshot of “Zack and Miri” on his myspace blog. It looks like this:
I am very intrigued by this project. Even though Jason Mewes, Jeff Anderson and Jennifer Schwalbach Smith are returning, this is the first time Smith has really come out of that “casting-only-my-friends” bubble he’s used since “Clerks.”
Smith is notorious for his stick-to-the-script mentality, and if you know anything about Seth Rogen’s, who plays the title character Zack in this flick, work with Judd Apatow, he’s a improvisational master. I would’ve have loved to have been a fly on the wall during shooting for tis movie. It would be interesting to see how their very different styles worked together on this.
Maybe Smith has grown more lenient towards improv. For those of you you saw the short-lived teaser trailor (which was eventually taken offline because the MPAA never reviewed it before it went up), the entire thing was improvised. This could be a new chapter in the Kevin Smith saga.
I’m sure there will still be plenty of Dick n’ Fart jokes; it just depends on who’s Dick n’ Fart jokes they are — Smith’s or Rogen’s. Either way, I think these are two of the great comedic minds around right now. Together, I really feel like this movie has potential to be hilarious.