June 17 (UPI) -- Clerks and Dogma filmmaker Kevin Smith began shooting his next picture, Killroy Was Here, in Florida this week.
The announcement was made Thursday by Ringling College of Art and Design, the Sarasota school collaborating with Smith on the production.
"This is a monster movie in the sense of a classic morality tale," Smith said in a news release.
"No one wants to see you spill the blood of innocents, but when someone crosses the line and goes bad, you get to make them pay in horrible ways, and the audience cheers," he added. "We wanted to make an anthology film in the vein of Creepshow. Killroy is like the Golem, the Boogeyman and the Grim Reaper combined."
"Killroy Was Here is an exciting project as part of our ongoing effort to provide hands-on, active production crew experience and screen credits for Ringling College students and graduates while also bringing world-renowned producers, directors and Hollywood-level entertainment productions to Sarasota to use the college's film facilities," Larry R. Thompson, president of Ringling College, said. "Working alongside entertainment professionals, the students participate in an immersive creative and production program that takes them from script to final delivery. They also are able to connect with these high-level industry professionals."
Azita Ghanizada and Ryan O'Nan will star in the movie.