Kevin Smith sets for space comedy

Writer-director and sometime actor Kevin Smith is developing a futuristic outer space comedy.


The film will reportedly reference other sci-fi movies and revolves around a father-son relationship.


The indie-minded Smith is aiming for a budget in the $45 million-$50 million range, which would be his biggest to date. He again will produce with partner Scott Mosier via their View Askew banner.


Smith has finished a first draft of the script but the project will not move forward until after his next project, “Red State.”


Speaking about the untitled sci-fi flick (his first film of the particular genre), Smith said he’s looking forward to exploring new character dynamics as well as outer space:


“All the relationships in the flicks I’ve done have been done before, have been either a guy falling for a girl or two dudes hanging out in a ‘bromantic’ comedy,” he said. “I wanted to explore a father and son.”