Kevin Smith auctions off film props to pay for 'Red State'
Bluntman lives! If you’ve been patiently waiting for an update on the antics of Jay and Silent Bob’s comic book alter egos Bluntman and Chronic, now’s your chance to write your own story (or at least secure your Halloween costume). Stoner auteur Kevin Smith is auctioning off props from his various films, including the famed Bluntman costume, to raise money for Red State, his independently financed horror film. Aptly titled: Kevin Smith Sells Out: The Official Askewniverse Garage Sale, the event will be held April 10 at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, Calif., and Smith and frequent collaborator Jason Mewes (i.e. Jay) will be in the house to feed fans with trivia and stories related to each item. Among those up for grabs: a set of angel wings as worn by Ben Affleck in Dogma, a cash register from Clerks II, and a fake script from Zach And Miri Make A Porno. (A full list of items can be viewed here.)
The auction comes on the heels of his ballyhooed charade to sell Red State to the highest bidder at Sundance, and the announcement he’ll retire from filmmaking next year. So is this all part of The Smith Plan? With these commemorates going to the highest bidder, is this just the latest step in a transformation that will lead him back to his convenience store roots?
Which items from Smith’s lengthy filmography would you like to get your hands on, PopWatchers?