Must Watch: First Eerie Teaser Trailer for Kevin Smith's 'Red State'
The promotion for this first venture into horror has been very rogue (with posters being auctioned off to the highest bidder and proceeds going to charity), and now Kevin Smith has released the first teaser trailer for Red State (via Smith's own Smodcast). This looks unlike anything Smith has ever done before. It contains some pretty dark imagery, a very raw shooting style/look, and is definitely quickly becoming one of my most anticipated films to see at the Sundance Film Festival, where it will premiere in January. A lot of the footage has been sped up and the only audio is of an old man creepily singing which only makes this more strange.
Watch the first teaser trailer for Kevin Smith's Red State:
You can also watch the first Red State teaser in Quicktime over at Smith's Smodcast!
Returning to his indie roots, Kevin Smith is set to premiere Red State at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival on January 23rd and has plans to auction off the rights to the film after the first screening. As of now, the trailer lists a March release date, but depending on the deal that happens with a distributor, that's probably subject to change. No official plot synopsis has been made available, but the film is said to focus on extreme fundementalism in Middle America with Michael Angarano, Kyle Gallner, Stephen Root, Melissa Leo, John Goodman, Michael Parks, Ralph Garman and Nicholas Braun starring. This looks intriguing. Thoughts?