While talking to Kevin Smith as he promotes his new DVD, AN EVENING WITH KEVIN SMITH, the writer/director clarified his involvement with SCARY MOVIE 3. Dimension had issued a press release stating Smith would serve as a co-writer and executive producer on the film. Smith explained saying he was offered the job to write, declined and instead suggested his pal Bryan Lynch, who directed BIG HELIUM DOG for View Askew. Bob Weinstein met with Lynch, was very pleased with his take on the material and hired him as a writer. As thanks for suggesting Lynch, Smith was offered exec. producer credits. The co-writer credit is greatly exaggerated says Smith as he'll really only be reading the submitted draft and adding a few jokes or polishing here or there. Since he has the utmost faith in the creators of AIRPLANE! and buddy Lynch, Smith thought his work wouldn't amount to much at all.
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