For those who are unaware, director and fanboy favorite Kevin Smith is a major fan of the sport of hockey, and that makes him even cooler than he already was.
After his upcoming movie Cop Out — the first movie that he did not also write and produce — comes and goes, it looks like his next film will be a hockey film called Hit Somebody.
While talking hockey with NHL.com recently, Smith revealed that he had found his leading man, named Buddy, and it will be Seann William Scott.
Seann, for me, was the key into the character,
This dude has something in him that you can just see hangs so well on Buddy. He’s got some pain that’s going to work out well. More importantly he has so much love in his heart. Seann Scott is such an ebullient, happy person who’s just happy to be there. And on (Cop Out) you could see it. On our set the guy is just so delighted to be working, to be making people laugh. But he’s always dismissed as Stifler. This is his chance to shine.
I look at this as Seann’s opportunity to go to the (Tom) Hanks level. Hanks for years and years did this (lesser) role and then he became that (blockbuster movie) guy. This is Seann’s chance to do that as well, not just be Stifler. And it’s my chance to not just be the Clerks guy. It’s my chance to do something big, epic in scale. Stories I tell span one day. â€¦ This spans 30 years. You’re talking a period. You’re trying to bring people to a time in your life that hasn’t existed in 30 years. The look of it, the feel of it, the sound of it — everything I have is going to be in that movie.
No word yet on when Hit Somebody will move into production, or even if Smith will ultimately do it or another film next. At the moment, it looks like this is next in line and should get moving forward soon.