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Kevin Smith is working on a Buckaroo Banzai TV show


Listen up all you Blue Blaze Irregulars. Looks like Buckaroo Banzai and the Hong Kong Cavaliers may be saving the world once more.

Turns out that Kevin Smith (Clerks, The Flash) is working on a new TV show based on the 1984 The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. He mentioned it on the Hollywood Babble-On podcast (which you can listen to below – round about the 12 minute mark).

Turns out that as he directed a recent episode of The Flash it has opened up a few “weird doors.” He also said the film was “one of the reasons why I make f*cked up movies and can’t be like J.J. [Abrams] and sh*t.”

MGM executives wanted to know if Smith had any ideas on how to turn Buckaroo into a TV show. Turns out he did.

“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.”

I wouldn’t have thought that Smith would be the one to do it, but I am a big fan of his work so I am more than happy for him to make it happen. Plus he loves the original film. I will take Buckaroo Banzai however I can. It was a weird, crazy film and I have also wanted to see more. Smith also said that he would like Peter Weller and John Lithgow to be in the show and have Weller play Buckaroo’s nemesis, Hanoi Shan. He would also like the film’s writer, Earl Mac Rauch, to be involved.

Smith also said he would possibly be playing John Bigboote, the role played by Christopher Lloyd in the film.

This is a thing as Smith said that next month, “we take it out and try to find a home for it.”

Who would you like to see play Buckaroo?

Kevin Smith also does the marriage ceremony for a lucky couple and uses Green Lantern’s oath!

Via Uproxx


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