It looks like Kevin Smith is serious about making a movie in Saskatchewan.
Smith’s company has applied for a grant from Creative Saskatchewan.
The government body that oversees arts grants in Saskatchewan said it doesn’t normally publicly discuss applications, but it made an exception in this case because Smith “has not been shy about publicly sharing his enthusiasm for Moose Jaw and Moose Jaws”.
The application is currently being processed.
Smith is the mind behind such cult classics as Clerks, and Dogma. He’s also the (mostly) silent partner in Jay & Silent Bob.
A lot of excitement stirred in Moose Jaw at the end of February when Smith was scouting locations for the film.
In Facebook and Instagram posts, Smith described Moose Jaws as “Jaws but with a moose instead of a shark”. He said it’s going to be the third movie in his True North Trilogy – the first two of which were Tusk and Yoga Hosers which were both set in Winnipeg but shot in the U.S.
MOOSEJAVIANS! I am in #moosejaw paying homage to #macthemoose and scouting for my #MooseJaws movie! After dreaming of this place for so long and writing scenes set in the center of the city, it’s so weird and wonderful to actually be here IRL. And in a few months, I’ll return with the casts of both @tuskthemovie & @yogahosers to make one of the stupidest movies ever made! You’re all invited to watch, help or be in it! Sounds like a gift but ask people who’ve worked with me: it’s a career-killer. #KevinSmithMovies #TrueNorthTrilogy #MidlifeCrisisMovies #jayandsilentbob #KevinSmith #Tusk #YogaHosers #reginasaskatchewan #moosejawsaskatchewan #Canada
The journey to #MooseJaws begins today! I’m in Canada to scout locations for the final film in the #TrueNorthTrilogy – and the first one we’ll shoot in actual #canada IRL (@tuskthemovie & @yogahosers were shot in #northcarolina & #california)! This is probably the stupidest of all three of my #MidlifeCrisisMovies and also my favorite script I’ve ever written. Why? a) It’s very simply #Jaws but with a moose instead of a shark, and b) #MooseJaws features the cinematic return of @jayandsilentbob! It’s a mashup of my movies as the ol’ #Askewniverse meets the #SMuniverse (the #SModcast universe) – in Saskatchewan of all places (birthplace of #WadeWilson)! Jaws was the first movie to capture my imagination and make me a movie geek. But nobody will ever ask me to make a Jaws (with good reason)… However, nobody can stop me from making a #MooseJaws. Before you leave this world, find a way to make all your dopey dreams come true, Kids (so long as it doesn’t physically hurt anybody) – otherwise, what are you doing with all that limited time you’ve been given? Dream big and dream stupid (the stupid ones are the most fun to dream and, ironically, the easiest to make real). Oh, Canada – after 22 years of trying, I finally get to make one of my movies deep inside of you! With a bloodthirsty #Bullwinkle no less! We start in July with #Mallrats sequel to follow in the fall (I thought we’d be doing #mallrats2 now but moose money manifested first)! #KevinSmith #KevinSmithMovies #tusk #YogaHosers #jayandsilentbob #jaymewes #CampAntlers #reginasaskatchewan