According to Kevin Smith's Twitter account, his much anticipated horror film Red State will begin shooting this July. This comes almost three years after the script was completed (he gives the date as 9/5/07), as well as being on the heels of a pseudo-controversy wherein it was claimed he was asking for fans to donate, which got some people all worked up. Apparently the funding issues have been worked out, or the idea for fan-funding has just been abandoned, but with luck we'll finally get a Kevin Smith horror film.
Red State deals with issues of religious fundamentalism, and according to Smith in a recent interview with Shock, it will "definitely (be) 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 a slasher balls-to-the-walls gore, it's more unsettling and disturbing type of horror." The film is said to be inspired by Fred Phelps, the leader of the anti-homosexual Westboro Baptist Church.