Finally I've been able to track down the super busy Kevin Smith for a Fletch Interview. This isn't the "Fletch Won" interview that we've been waiting for, but he does drop us some goodies on the project. Kevin agreed to do this interview mostly on "Fletch" until he begins production of the movie and can answer those questions. Enjoy...
What is your favorite Fletch line?
Kevin Smith: "Can I call my mother? Tell her how much I love her?"
Laker Jim: How often do you watch Fletch?
Kevin Smith: Maybe once a year.
Laker Jim: What
kind of impact (if any) has it had on your life?
Kevin Smith: When I first saw it in the theater, many moons ago, it made me want to BE Fletch.
Laker Jim: Which
Fletch Disguise and Alias is your favorite?
Kevin Smith: Disguise - Jet Mechanic , Alias - Doctor Rosenrosen.
In an interview with us, Gregory
McDonald has said his favorite of your movies is Dogma...Which of
the Fletch books is your favorite?
Kevin Smith: Hands down, it's "Fletch Won".
Laker Jim: Also from my past Interviews, Tim
Matheson (Alan Stanwyk), William Sanderson (Jim Swarthout), and
R. Lee Emrey (Rev. Jimmy Lee Farnsworth) all have said they would
be interested in reprising their Fletch roles in the future.
Would this be something you'd consider....Matheson seemed most
excited...especially since Alan Stanwyk, I believe, is mentioned
in Fletch Won?
Kevin Smith: If we can work him in, we will. I'm hoping this flick bridges the chasm between "Fletch" movie fans and "Fletch" book fans.
Since Is Fletch
your favorite Chevy Chase movie?
Kevin Smith: Yep.
Laker Jim: What are some other Chevy Movies that
Kevin Smith: "Vacation", "Seems Like Old Times", "Foul Play", "Spies Like Us".
There have been reports recently
that you are about to offer Chevy a part in Fletch Won...As you
already know, Fletch fans everywhere want Chevy to at least be
associate with it, is the movie progressing to that point where
you're gonna offer it to Chevy already?
Kevin Smith: I haven't even started adapting the book yet. But there's a plan to work in Mr. Chase as Fletch - perhaps narrating the story of his first adventure.
Laker Jim: As teen or now, which one of the
"Fletch Girls" did you think was the hottest (or
you always wanted to nail)....Dana Wheeler Nicholson (Gail
Stanwyk, Fletch) or Julianne Phillips (Becky Culpepper, Fletch
Kevin Smith: Dana was really quirky and cute in "Fletch". If I wasn't married, and I resided in the fictional world of the "Fletch" movies, and I was given half a shot, I'd probably go for Mrs. Stanwyk.
Laker Jim: Besides Fletch, what other characters
(from both movies) did you like ?
Kevin Smith: Frank was always a great character in the books and in the movie, and
well-cast in the flicks.
Are you still as interested
in doing Fletch as you first were?
Kevin Smith: As long as Jason Lee is playing Fletch, then yes.
Laker Jim: LOL, Are you waiting for Chevy to Die to avoid any controversy?
Kevin Smith: No - we'll need Chevy for the flick.
Laker Jim: If Fletch Won is indeed two years away, will Jason's age impact playing a young Fletch on his first case? (He'd be 34). Chevy was 40 when he made Fletch in '85.
Kevin Smith: Yeah, but Lee still looks like a kid.
Laker Jim: At what point would you ever pass it off
to another director?
Kevin Smith: If Miramax says no to Lee starring.
Laker Jim: Is there anything else you'd like to say
directly to the DIE-HARD Fletch fans out there?
Kevin Smith: Patience. It's coming. And Lee won't disappoint.
Laker Jim: For my own personal info, Do you visit
my site ( www.fletchwon.net ) often? Any suggestions?
Kevin Smith: You might think about offering visitors to the page a steak sandwich... and a
Laker Jim: Did you ever wear that Jane Doe shirt
you wanted that I gave you?
Kevin Smith: Not publicly. Not yet.
Laker Jim: Thank you so so much for your time. I
will be attending Vulgarthon (Day one) and look forward to seeing
Kevin Smith: See you there. Should be fun. ...Kevin
I'd just like to thank Kevin Smith for taking
time out of his busy schedule to answer my questions Look for a
"Fletch Won" interview with Mr. Smith when the movie
More interviews coming soon. You can check out his official website at http://www.viewaskew.com
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