Supercon, is a new film starring John Malkovich, written and directed by Zac Knutson, who joined as an assistant at View Askew in 2000, working for Kevin Smith. He appeared in a number of View Askewniverse films, and worked as director and producer on a number of projects such as A Threeveing With Kevin Smith, Too Fat For 40, Tracing Amy, Kevin Smith: Burn In Hell, Spoilers With Kevin Smith and played Ernest Hemingway in Tusk.
Here’s the pitch for Supercon.
Pic, which is currently lensing in New Orleans, follows a group of washed up television stars and comic book artists who make their living attending conventions. Down on their luck, the ragtag team hashes a plot to rob the convention and bring justice to a crooked promoter and an overbearing former TV icon.
And this is the plot of The Con Job, published as a comic book last year, written by Matt Brady and Jimmy Palmiotti.
After working the same convention circuit for decades, a ragtag group of flabby action heroes, aging sex symbols, and sci-fi bit players become close friends as they watch their lines get shorter and their autographs get cheaper. That is, until they hire a cocky new booking agent who offers them their only chance at a comfortable retirement — robbing one of the largest cons in the country!
And getting a collection published for the week of San Diego Comic Con.
Jimmy Palmiotti worked with Kevin Smith on Daredevil, inking Joe Quesada in 1999. The professional relationship between Jimmy and Joe, inker and penciller, was an inspiration for Banky and Holden in Chasing Amy. Quesada appears in the movie as himself and they both draw the artwork for the White Hating Coon comic.
Well, who’s the tracer now?