Kevin Smith had an apocalyptic ending planned for his 2011 film Red State. Unfortunately, the director had only $4 million to make the movie, and his original ending had to be cut.
But when Smith told us what he had planned, we knew it would be a perfect fit for EW‘s Scene Unseen.
If the director had $15 million to play around with, the ending to Red State would have included way more blood and even the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Scene Unseen, which features movie and TV moments that were scripted but never filmed, continues with Smith’s epic plan to his action-horror film. Smith had big and awesome plans for the film to take on a biblical—and extremely violent—ending. As Smith notes, “If you don’t do the apocalypse, it’s much cheaper to do a movie,” but that doesn’t mean the man can’t dream of something bigger.
And what he dreamt up for Red State may never have been filmed, but it will always live on in this edition of Scene Unseen, animated by Dennis Fries and Dan Costales with sound design by Bobb Barito.
For more Scene Unseen, watch a never-shot sketch from Key & Peele.