Kevin Smith, the man behind cult comedies Clerks, Mallrats, and Chasing Amy, is making a new movie. However, it’s not one of the many potential projects fans of his have been anticipating—it’s a mostly new horror idea called Killroy Was Here.
We say “mostly new” because it’s an adaptation of one of Smith’s previous ideas. On Facebook Live Wednesday night, Smith explained:
“We were gonna make this Krampus movie and then somebody went and made a Krampus movie,” Smith said. “Ours was an anthology that played more like Creepshow or, to appeal to the modern day kids... let’s say, Black Mirror. So yeah, it’s kinda like that. It’s an anthology. So our Krampus movie which was called Comes the Krampus and then later on Anti-Claus, it got shelved. So we decided to re-engineer that dopey script. We turned it into a different movie. We just changed the Krampus character—it’s almost the same script. Took the Christmas elements out of it. Instead, we’re calling it Killroy Was Here.”
Smith is shooting the film in Sarasota, Florida with the help of students from the Ringling College of Art and Design. He didn’t give a timeline on when he expected it to be out, but The Playlist did find a few more quotes that explain the idea of the film.