Kevin Smith’s anthology KillRoy Was Here began filming last year and still continues. Today, we have some news.
Smith has revealed that WWE star Chirs Jericho is set to play “a nasty-ass South Florida streamer” in KillRoy Was Here.
Over the course of three trips to Sarasota, we’ve been making a modern-day Creepshow kinda flick with 70% of the crew being students so filled with raw talent, their pure passion for film and ability to find fixes to production problems makes up for any deficit of experience,” Smith said on Facebook today. “Every crew member wears multiple hats on a low budget film – so last night when Chris Jericho got to set, I asked the master podcaster and WWE icon to not only act but also operate the camera for himself in his scene as well! When presented with this info, did the Fozzy frontman show trepidation? No way: homey goes with the flow and not only CRUSHES his character and dialogue but shoots a damn spooky scene as well!”
As for the character,
Dude just got lost, and the next time they find him he’s just sitting there, eating babies,” Smith recently described the villain on the Edumacation podcast. Co-host Andy McElfresh chimed in, “And he becomes transformed. Before he loses all of his humanity, they try to rehabilitate him, and instead that drives him out into the wilderness, where he’s transformed into this monster. He’s all melted in the face, that’s what creates the long nose effect,” Smith continued.
Azita Ghanizada, Ryan O’Nan, Kathryn Parks, Brendan Ragen, Michael Perez, and Cindy De La Cruz also star.
The film was inspired by the WWII era graffiti of a face with a long nose peeping over a line that was seen throughout the war with the caption “Kilroy Was Here“.