Kevin Smith, known for his hilarious budget flicks, has said he wants to make Moose Jaws a reality, years after it had apparently been shelved.
The comedy horror has been in the pipeline for a few years but the Jay & Silent Bob Reboot star has never had the chance to get it in the can. Until now that is. With the Coronavirus pandemic putting a stop to life as we know it, Smith has used this time to start making plans to bring this unusual movie into production.
During a live Q&A session on his YouTube channel last Friday (3 April) Smith said:
“Moose Jaws is the movie I’m doing that’s Jaws but with a moose instead of a shark. It’s so weird that you bring it up. We have a phone call about it with some of the folks that we made Reboot with next week. A conference call. So yeah, it may be bubbling back to life. Wouldn’t that be nice? Head up to the Canadian outdoors, spread far apart from everybody, making movies. One day, when we’re allowed to do that sort of thing again. So yeah, movement on Moose Jaws!”
It’s Jaws but with a moose!
Smith made no bones about how much he loved the concept for this new comedy film. The Clerks writer/director said at Sundance back in 2016:
“Moose Jaws is like, it’s my favourite thing I’ve ever written. This is a fuckin’ fan film. This is like pouring my heart out on a page. I love Jaws, and I love Canada, and I combined the two of them. So the whole thing is beat-for-beat Jaws, up until the third act. In the third act it becomes Godzilla, Destroy All Monsters, Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan, and ends with Return of the Jedi. It’s pretty magical.”
“Justin [Long] returns as Tusk,” he added, “and he fights Moose Jaws.”
You can watch the Q&A in full here:
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