Kevin Smith has put a time table on his horror flick, Red State.

During a chat with Rotten Tomatoes, Smith says that once he has completed a comedy that's currently keeping him busy, he'll be moving on to Red State with the intention to begin filming somewhere in middle America (a "true red state") later this year.

Red State takes its inspiration from Fred Phelps, a Kansas preacher of the Westboro Baptist Church who recently became the center of a documentary because of his, and his congregation's, eyebrow-raising belief system. Smith said, "The notion of using a Phelps-like character as a villain, as horrifying and scary as that guy can be, there's even something more insidious than him that lurks out there in as much as a public or a government that allows it and that's the other thing that I'm trying to examine in a big, big way."