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Kevin Smith seems to be sourcing his latest movie ideas from some rather unusual places. His upcoming walrus-based horror, Tusk, was inspired by a rather unusual real-life apartment listing, while his proposed Jesus Christ-monster movie is the result of one of his rather silly 'smodcasts'.

During the podcast, threw around some potential names for the flick, which see's a giant Jesus Christ attacking humanity in the run-up to the rapture. It seemed that his co-host's suggestion of Christzilla was the front-runner, although Smith also asked fans to contribute their ideas.

Ultimately, it looks Smith has disregarded both, deciding to name the film Helena Handbag, which is a name that comes from the plot of the script. Smith explained:

It’s kind of a nod to David Lynch’s unproduced One Saliva Bubble screenplay, too – which was also about the end of the world and also carried a title that didn’t really prepare you for what the movie was about.

You can check out a screen-cap of the script front page below:

So, what is the movie about? Well, Smith also provided a little bit of information. He said:

The plot of the movie concerns mankind teaming up with Hell to save existence from extinction at the hands of a Rapturing giant Jesus.

He continued:

The budget has to be LOW, because NOBODY’S gonna wanna make that movie. At all. And I know this going in, so I won’t be heartbroken if it never goes beyond the script.

UPDATE: Kevin Smith has since revealed that due to these budgetary restraints Helena Handbag is being reimagined as a stage musical. Check out the tweet below:

What do you think? Are you excited to see a Kevin Smith directed Jesus Christ-monster movie?


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