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BUCKAROO BANZAI: Kevin Smith Releases Director Wishlist For Series [Amazon]

Jeff Goldblum Peter Weller The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension

Kevin Smith reveals some of the directors he would like to work on Buckaroo Banzai. The Chasing Amy and Tusk director shared some of the people he is considering to direct episodes of the planned Amazon series.

Describing The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension as both one of his favorite movies and a major influence on the “weird s***” he has made, Smith said that another thing about the project he looks forward to is working with other directors who were similarly effected by the 1984 science fiction film:

“The big fun for me is going to be collecting the team, ’cause I ain’t gonna direct it all,” Smith continued. “I wanna get the people who loved it as much as me, so people like Richard Kelly, Edgar Wright, I’m gonna reach out to Quentin Tarantino, see if they’ll direct an episode. ‘Here’s a chunk of change, a 50-page script, eight days… go make your section. That’d be fun. It also means I won’t take all the heat myself. (laughs) ‘Quentin was here, he didn’t f*ck it up!’”

The original film was released in 1984 and featured an all-star ensemble cast, including John Lithgow, Clancy Brown, Jeff Goldblum, Christopher Lloyd, and of course Peter Weller as the title character, who is described by one of the characters in the film as thinking “he’s Einstein, James Bond and Batman all rolled into one!” A box office bomb at the time of its release, the film has gone on to become a cult favorite with several spin-offs comics and sequel talk coming out over the years.

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