Cult hero tells fans he may continue after all

Kevin Smith has hinted that he may yet return to directing after his ‘retirement’

The Clerks and Dogma director had previously announced that he would stop making movies following the release of Hit Somebody next year.

However, last weekend saw Smith host a screening event for his current independent project Red State at Radio City Music Hall in New York. He is distributing the film himself outside of the studio system, taking on the road himself direct to fans.

Speaking at the Q&A session afterwards, he had reassurances for dismayed fans, according to Hollywoodreporter.com.

Thanking fans for their pleas to continue, Smith said: “I feel good about that. I feel like my critics are probably saying, ‘Oh good, he’s leaving’. But I’m willing to try other directing projects.”