It’s only been a few days since the Earth literally shattered with the news of a theatrical American Pie sequel. Recently, the press caught up with Seann William Scott to ask him about it, mainly because he’s the only member of the American Pie cast anyone remembers.
“I’ve been talking to them about it and there’s a possibility,” he told us. “We came up with an awesome idea and I’m kind of at the point where I’m already known as that character forever anyways. As much as I want to do a part like Christoph Waltz in ‘Inglourious Basterds,’ I did ‘American Pie’ three times and then versions of that in ten other movies. If it makes sense and if it makes people laugh than maybe.”
New York Times headline in 70-point font: “STIFLER SAYS ‘MAYBE’ TO AMERICAN PIE SEQUEL!” Someday we’ll remember this day like my generation’s Kennedy assassination. Meanwhile, Scott says Kevin Smith has also asked him to play the lead in Hit Somebody, his proposed hockey film.
Scott also told us that Kevin Smith has asked him to play the main role of Buddy in his upcoming hockey movie Hit Somebody, based on the Warren Zevon hockey song of the same name. That song was co-written by Mitch Alborn who also wrote the screenplay with Smith, and it’s about a hockey player who gets into the other hockey league of the ’70s, the WHA (World Hockey Association), based on his fighting skills rather than his hockey skills.
“I’m going for the ‘Forest Gump’ of sports movies, but not in terms of the visual effects, but it takes place through many different eras,” Smith told us while trying to describe the movie which has yet to find a studio to back it. “It starts in the ’50s and ends in the ’80s, and primarily it’s a big Valentine to the game of hockey, and an even bigger Valentine to Canada. The whole movie is about the game and the land and how they’re one and how only Canada can produce a hockey player. I’ve been a ‘Canadaphile’ for years now, and in terms of influence, it helps to have the writings of Stephen Brunt, the guy who wrote ‘Gretzky’s Tears’ and ‘Search for Bobby Orr,’ stuff like that completely helps fill in the gaps for me not actually being Canadian.” [ComingSoon]
You can learn all about this and more in Kevin Smith’s new 87-part webcam series Me And Stifler Are Making a Hockey Movie.