Kevin Smith to Direct Outer Space Comedy


Writer/director Kevin Smith is developing a futuristic outer space comedy, says The Hollywood Reporter.

The film will reference other sci-fi movies and revolves around a father-son relationship.

The indie-minded Smith is aiming for a budget in the $45 million-$50 million range, which would be his biggest. He again will produce with partner Scott Mosier via their View Askew banner.

Harvey and Bob Weinstein, with whom Smith has collaborated on most of his movies, could reteam with Smith on the film. Insiders said that TWC execs have read part of the script and are interested in making the movie. Smith has finished a first draft of the script, but the project will not move forward until after his next project, Red State.