Kevin Smith Says He Might Get To Make A BUCKAROO BANZAI TV Series
Dear fans of The Adventure Of Buckaroo Banzai,
We regret to inform you that, on a recent episode of his podcast, Tusk director Kevin Smith revealed that he has been approached by MGM about possibly adapting The Adventures Of Buckaroo Bonzai for television.
In situations like these, it is natural to look for someone to blame for your grief. In this case, it appears that you have The CW's The Flash to thank (or, rather, Smith's recent episode of The Flash).
According to i09, the studio was impressed with Smith's work on that single episode (the studio is apparently unaware of Tusk, Red State, the porch sequence from Tusk, the trailer for Yoga Hosers, Mallrats, Smith's intention to make a movie called Moose Jaws, Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back, most of Dogma, Clerks 2, and Cop Out), so much so that they invited him over to pitch ideas.
Here is Tusk director Kevin Smith's pitch for a Buckaroo Bonzai TV series:
“Basically you just do the entire movie for season one, then season two you finally do the sequel we’ve all dreamed about, Buckaroo Banzai Against the World Crime League.”
As Buckaroo Bonzai fans, we understand that you will need time to work through this. Be aware that it is not uncommon, in what will surely become the darkest moments you have ever known, to feel helpless or confused, to feel like the entire world - nay, the universe and perhaps even God himself - is working against you.
The good news is that nothing seems to have become official on this project as of yet, and people in Hollywood are always talking about things that never end up happening (see also: Hit Somebody).
We're there for you if you need to talk.