Kevin Smith made his name with realistic banter between comics lovers in Clerks, Mallrats, and Chasing Amy. Now he’s angling to capture the real thing.
The indie moviemaker put out a casting call for comics geeks to show up last week at his The Secret Stash shop in Red Bank, N.J., with plans for a three-day shoot starting June 14. “He’s not looking for actors, he’s looking for real people who live and breathe the comic book lifestyle. Must be funny outgoing and have a knowledge and passion for comics, superheroes, movie memorabilia and everything that goes with it,” read the recruitment post on Facebook.
Last night he tweeted that the show would be on AMC, which recently announced plans for a stronger reality-show lineup. The pitch for comics fans also included a request for collectors. “It’s Pawn Stars for Fanboys, and if you have something to sell/trade/or value, we want you to bring it to us!,” the post added.
AMC did not immediately return requests for comment.