Director Kevin Smith made a stop in Montreal last night on his Red Provinces Tour to promote his upcoming horror movie Red State. During the Q&A portion, the filmmaker revealed his upcoming hockey drama Hit Somebody will be split into two movies.
Hit Somebody is based on a Warren Zevon song, which was written by Mitch Albom and tells the tale of Buddy, a Canadian who dreams of becoming a pro hockey player even though he lacks stick-handling skills. It seems Kevin Smith also kicked around the idea of turning Hit Somebody into a TV series, because the story was getting too big for one movie, before he decided to make it a two-part feature. The split will reportedly happen when Buddy becomes a pro hockey player, with the first movie centering on his childhood days in Canada.