In a long interview at ComingSoon.net director and, increasingly, actor Kevin Smith talks about yet another thing that scares him silly — in this case directing an episode of the proposed PREACHER Tv series:
Ghost Rider writer/director Mark Steven Johnson has also asked Smith to direct an episode of HBO’s upcoming “Preacher” series. “Yeah, he asked me if I wanted to direct an episode of ‘Preacher’; which I thought was pretty kind of him; but, I don’t know if I’m up to that. I love that book so much, and being able to translate one of those books to the screen, I don’t think that’s me. ‘Cause you don’t want to be the guy who f**ks it up, and so I was like, ‘Well, I don’t know, we’ll see.’ But I’m certainly not committed to do it, only as much of I don’t want to drop the ball ’cause I like it so much. But if it was some show I didn’t like; I mean, I’ve never really directed TV anyway, so it’s kind of difficult getting my head around it, but since it’s an hour-long drama, presumably, I’d be more keen to directing a movie rather than TV – I don’t know, maybe, maybe. The thing that would keep me from doing that would be I’d be afraid of ruining what I like so much about ‘Preacher’ – so we’ll see if that happens.”
Speaking of Smith, he’ll have a cameo in the upcoming TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES CGI film…and so will ZHANG ZIYI, Buffy and Captain Picard!
“I play a short-order cook who has a problem in his kitchen with some kind of alien and then one of the turtles — who is not known to be a turtle — shows up to save my diner,” said Smith. “But I literally have five lines, most of which are panicky kind of ‘Don’t kill me, don’t kill me.’ That kind of line.”