Kaiju Jesus

I’m just going to assume that this story from The Wrap is a joke until I see the trailer:

Kevin Smith has announced a brand new movie titled “Helena Handbag” that will find ”mankind teaming up with Hell to save existence from extinction at the hands of a Rapturing giant Jesus,” according to the filmmaker’s Facebook page.

The script, dated Dec. 30, 2013 and credited to Smith and longtime collaborator Scott Mosier, will be based on a story from the 52nd episode of Smith’s popular SModcast podcast titled “The (C)Rapture.”

Humanity and hell vs. a 900 ft. Jesus. I can only assume that this battle will involve giant mecha. Actually, I’m pretty sure that’s the hidden plot behind Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Anyway, Smith says that the idea is, “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.” So I’m going to guess that Smith is quietly acknowledging that this will never happen.

Still … Jesus vs. mecha. I’d pay to see that.