I’ll not lie, I love a good cult movie, heck, I grew up on them, but The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension is one that passed me by.
I remember trying to watch it in my teens and just couldn’t get it at all.
But what I do know is that it has a pretty great following and none, it seems, bigger than Kevin Smith.
Talking on the latest episode of Hollywood Babble-on, Smith has discussed his latest project.
The director is riding the high from directing an episode of The Flash (we loved it!) and how it led him to a meeting at MGM about creating a TV adaptation of The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension.
Smith says the Peter Weller movie is “one of the reasons why I make f*cked up movies and can’t be like J.J. [Abrams] and sh*t.”
So yes, he’s a fan and happy to be involved and knows exactly how the series should be done: “Basically you just do the entire movie for season one, then season two you finally do the sequel we’ve all dreamed about, Buckaroo Banzai Against the World Crime League.”
He goes on to say that MGM are keen and now they try to find the show a home.
The full podcast is below and the Buckaroo Banzai stuff kicks in around 11 minutes..