During the evening with Kevin Smith panel, the Clerks director debuted a trailer for his upcoming horror anthology film titled “Kilroy was here.” The film stars Ryan O’Nan, Harley Quinn Smith, Chris Jericho, Jason Mewes and Ralph Garman. The film is a comedy horror anthology centred around the phenomenon of the “Kilroy was here” graffiti.
A horror film based on the popular World War II drawing, Killroy was Here was made by Smith with the help of a group of students from the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, where Smith went to speak a few years ago.
Smith began working on the film with the students before he had his heart attack two and a half years ago, putting it on the shelf after he recovered while he worked on Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.
But now he says it’s “almost finished” and he hopes to take it out “on the road” sometime in 2021.
Originally written as a movie about the Christmas legend Krampus, Killroy was Here is described by Smith as an anthology movie “involving our monster Killroy and all these little stories that happen around him.”
Special makeup effects wizard Robert Kurtzman created the “horrifying and goofy” monster for the movie, who Smith described as “kind of like a kid Avenger … if you f**k with kids, Killroy will show up.”
No release date has been revealed at this time.