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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Kevin Smith Doing a Hockey Movie

Yay! More news about my hero, Kevin Smith.

Smith, a lifelong lover of hockey, is making a hockey movie!

Here's where things get interesting. Smith is going to base his film on the song Hit Somebody! (The Hockey Song), by rock n' roll legend Warren Zevon. For those who have never heard the song, it chronicles the life and career of a hockey goon.

In fact, thanks to that wonderful YouTube, here's the song for you to enjoy.

Now, Zevon co-wrote this song with Mitch Albom. Albom is a sportswriter who hit it big writing such inspirational fare as Tuesdays with Morrie and the Five People You Meet in Heaven.

Smith is co-writing his script with Albom!

Smith has already said that he wants to set the film in the late 1970s, in the final seasons of the World Hockey Association, which Smith calls "the last great era of goon hockey."

Smith hopes to start filming it in 2010 or 2011.

Smith's next film, A Couple of Dicks, starts filming next month for a spring 2010 release.

Here's the full story.

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