Kevin Smith Planning TV Show, Shooting Red State in August

Sticking to his guns and filling the cast with unknowns, Kevin Smith is set to start rolling on his horror-film-but-not-how-you-think, Red State, as soon as next month. He's already made it clear that the film is in some way inspired by Rev. Fred Phelps, but other than that, it's fair to say the film's underlying premise is still shrouded in secrecy.

That premise, though, is what will sell the film, Smith tells E! Online.

Red State is what we're shooting in August. It's a political horror movie, essentially. We're still casting right now, but I don't want to cast anybody that anybody knows because that takes you right out of the flick. The idea is what's going to sell the movie.

Smith's other project coming round the bend is a TV version of his An Evening With Kevin Smith DVDs:

The idea of throwing myself a birthday party just to be like, "I'm 40, motherf–kers!" just feels, for me, kind of gauche. Instead we are going to tape a TV show. I've done three DVDs of An Evening with Kevin Smith and the next one we're doing for TV.

Clearly not for one of the networks. This boy can cuss.

Meanwhile, as you wait for those projects, why not remind yourself of Kevin Smith's recent collaboration with Rich and myself?

UPDATE: If the above link to E! doesn't work, there's a US one you can try too.