“Dogma” followers — hold praying.
Kevin Smith’s 1999 spiritual satire has but to be resurrected on streaming providers.
The director, 52, famous in a current interview that the movie rights are at the moment being held “hostage” by disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein.
The comedy is not out there to be watched on-line or bought digitally; in the meantime, Blu-ray DVDs are selling them for almost $100 a pop.
“In order to inform the story, sadly, I’m gonna should say the title that no one needs to listen to anymore. But after all, Harvey Weinstein figures into the story,” the “Mallrats” director told The Wrap.
“I imply, truthfully, not even a thought. I don’t assume he realized that he nonetheless owned that film,” he added. “I don’t assume he realized that it went out of public distribution or something like that.”
The New Jersey native then defined how Weinstein, now 70, referred to as Smith “out of the blue” in 2017 to supply a “Dogma” TV sequence or sequel.
The “Chasing Amy” screenwriter continued, “All the those that have been in it are nonetheless round, so we will we will make a fairly good sequel or sequence even higher.”
“And I obtained actually excited as a result of I used to be like, ‘Oh my God, for the primary time. The dude [Weinstein] remembered me. Like, after a decade he remembered that I used to be a part of the Miramax household.’ And he remembered that he had ‘Dogma’ and had a cool solid and I don’t know, I felt like wow, that’s, that’s cool,” Smith stated.
However, scandal rocked the Miramax founder’s world (and Hollywood) when a bombshell New York Times exposé uncovered the quite a few sexual assault allegations towards him every week after that fateful telephone name.
Smith even tried to purchase again the rights for “Dogma,” however Weinstein was asking for an excessive amount of.
“We felt very soiled about as a result of we didn’t wish to give him cash,” Smith stated. “He’s holding it hostage. My film about angels is owned by the satan himself. And if there’s just one means out of this, perhaps we may purchase it away.”
Smith famous that the film is at the moment beneath the possession of a mysterious firm — which he believes is owned by Weinstein.
The comedian ebook author has been trying to get the movie again for some time “My film about heaven is in limbo,” he stated.
“What sucks is that he’s additionally sitting his fats a– on my film. And the appropriate factor to do would have been to promote it again to me even when you didn’t wish to promote for the worth that I first stated.” Smith identified. “Tell us what that value is and promote me my self-expression again.”