Kevin Smith reveals how Dogma is ‘held hostage’ by Harvey Weinstein

By | September 18, 2022

Followers of Kevin Smith’s 1999 fantasy Dogma are questioning why it isn’t streaming. Now Smith has defined the rationale.

Kevin Smiththe movie Dogma has been the topic of controversy since its launch in 1999, primarily as a result of its fondness by non secular teams for its material of the descendants of Jesus and fallen angels. Nevertheless, the movie obtained usually constructive critiques upon launch and was a field workplace success. Through the years, Dogma turned a cult traditional, however the movie’s distribution turned a difficulty because of rights points with Harvey and Bob Weinstein. Smith just lately revealed precisely why the film hasn’t hit streaming platforms but, which he says is as a result of the film is “held hostage.” He informed The Wrap:


“I discovered he was attempting to promote the movie rights. [He was asking for $5 million, which was] overrate the film. [To Smith’s lawyers] Please inform this firm I’ve nothing to do with it, if it is nonetheless hooked up to it. I’ll work on a ‘Dogma’ something, so long as there are not any extra hyperlinks. [We reached out to buy the rights ourselves] which we felt very soiled as a result of we did not wish to give him any cash. However on the identical time, it is like my movie, and he understood that. He holds him hostage. My movie about angels belongs to the satan himself. And if there’s just one means out, perhaps we will redeem it. [We sent an offer that was] laughed at, [then a higher offer that was] mocked too. Hear, I like ‘Dogma’ as a lot because the others however a) I haven’t got $5 million and b) it isn’t what the market helps anymore. We stay within the age of streaming. The final time I heard that was from one other firm, saying they would not resell my film to me. I believed what else can I do? There’s not an excessive amount of. You can also make a public stink, however I do not assume this man reads the information anymore.

Kevin Smith has beforehand hinted at behind-the-scenes rights points with Dogma

Kevin Smith has talked about prior to now how Weinstein’s involvement was an enormous stumbling block for Dogma, however that is the primary time he has revealed the extent of the issues he faces attempting to safe the rights himself. When Smith says that the $5 million requested by Weinstein is overstated, it turns into very apparent when you think about the finances of Dogma was solely $10 million, so asking for half of that’s virtually extortion.

Though this doesn’t assist followers of Dogma see the movie arrive quickly on a streaming platform, Smith is presently centered on the discharge of Clerk III, which lastly occurs quickly. Along with this sequel, Smith additionally just lately revealed that he’s engaged on creating a sequel to different movies corresponding to Protection and probably Mallrats. Even with the problems surrounding the potential re-release and streaming debut of Dogmathere’s a lot to fulfill Smith followers within the meantime.