Kevin Smith Set to Adapt ‘The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai’ for TV

There’s something really satisfying about watching a guy that everyone assumed would never make it big get a shot at making it big without really compromising his artistic integrity. That guy is Kevin Smith. You might recognize him from Clerks I and II or Dogma or Mallrats or Silent Bob from the beloved Jay And Silent Bob. It seems like the list of his credentials can go on and on and on, yet still he’s a name that one has to google before they recognize it.

But anyway. Smith hosts his own podcast, Hollywood Babble-On. On that podcast, he revealed that following his success with his time in the director’s chair for CW’s The Flash, he’s been approached to turn cult classic, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension, into a television series. It’s been a good couple of months for Smith too. He’s gone from being the guy that people kind of scratch their head at to the guy that’s validated by public opinion.

I’ve never f*cking done anything in my life that had more people saying, holy sh*t, good job. Like 22-year career, man. Not even in the beginning, when they liked me and sh*t.

Success breeds more success. Money breeds more money. And Smith is well on his way to much more of both. It’s appropriate for Smith of all people to be given the reigns for the much anticipated project. One that has no clear rules or genre for your average filmmaker to latch onto. He’s been given the liberty to stretch out the show to provide more much needed information to the views. He’s a man with ideas and he has a vision for how they will be executed.

Basically you just do the entire movie for season one, then season two you finally do the sequel we’ve all dreamed about, Buckaroo Banzai Against the World Crime League.

The series has yet to find a network home, but with the influence of MGM bigheads rallying behind the project, I’d say the pilot is as good as sold.

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