I am a huge Kevin Smith fan, so this Modern Philosopher was very excited to hear that Kevin Smith has decided to make a sequel to his beloved flick, Chasing Amy. Ben Affleck has agreed to reprise his role of sad, lovestruck cartoonist Holden McNeil while Jason Lee will be returning as Holden’s annoying sidekick, Banky Edwards.
Smith will write the script and direct, and plans not to take any crap from his old buddy Affleck, whose latest directorial effort, Argo, is the favorite to win the Best Picture Oscar at tonight’s Academy Awards. “Sure, Ben has got his Oscar for writing and should be winning one for directing tonight if there were any justice in the world,” Smith told me, “but Pretty Boy still has to take orders from this fat jack%$$ because this mother%@#$er is a Kevin Smith production!”
Smith would not give me any details about the story, but said it was in the same vein of Chasing Amy, which dealt with an out of the ordinary love story. “Basically, I just like putting Ben in totally embarrassing situations and then laugh my @$$ off watching him look like a $%#^head up on the big screen,” Smith confessed. “I love the guy, but I’m slightly jealous of his success, so this is my way of reminding him of his humble roots.”
Affleck had this to say via Skype as he prepared to head out to the Kodak Theater for tonight’s ceremony, “I owe my career to Kevin. He did such a horrible job directing Chasing Amy that I knew the only way I was going to get anywhere in the film business was by learning how to direct my own movies. I figured if that fat bastard could do it, I certainly could.”
My sources within Smith’s View Askew Productions tell me that the script has to do with Holden’s career being crushed when his latest comic book is nominated for a major award, but he does not get nominated for writing it. To help get over the pain, he chases after an unavailable woman named Oscar. My sources, however, would not give away any details about the mystery woman, her strange name, or who will be playing her in the flick.
I don’t need any more details. Chasing Amy is one of my favorite flicks…so much so that I named my cat Banky. I will be the first in line to see this one when it comes to Bangor.
Happy Oscars Sunday, Modern Philosophers!