Kevin Smith’s Red State Starting in July

ON reports that Cop Out director Kevin Smith is preparing to start filming Red State this summer.

“I talk about lots of stuff I wanna do that either happens years later or never happens at all. Happy to report ‘Red State’ is not the latter,” Smith said on his Twitter account. “First draft was dated 9/5/07. Looks like we start shooting this July. Took nearly three years, but we’re finally gonna roll on ‘Red.'”

Smith told in a previous interview that Red State “is definitely a 180 from everything else we’ve done including ‘Zack and Miri’ but at the same time, it’s not like a splatter film, it’s not like slasher balls-to-the-wall gore, it’s more unsettling and disturbing type of horror.”