SOUTHLAND TALES Pic: Kevin Smith In Command

An older Silent Bob after a stint in the Army Rangers?

Nope, this is a shot of Kevin Smith in makeup for his role in Richard Kelly’s Southland Tales due out November 9.

According to the studio, Southland Tales is an “an ensemble piece set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster.” Of course, the picture’s long post-production period – including a long period of re-editing following a less-than-favorable critical reception of a 160-minute version of the film at Cannes last year – have left some of us wondering if the film was going to be released before the date of its near-futuristic setting.

Reportedly, the film is, in part, a satire on Homeland Security and the military-industrial complex. How Smith’s millitary character fits into all of this should be interesting, to say the least.

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