When we spoke with him in October, Kevin Smith still wasn’t sure whether Warner Bros. would let him keep the title of his upcoming Tracy Morgan–Bruce Willis cop comedy A Couple of Dicks because they were nervous about being allowed to advertise it on dick-unfriendly broadcast TV. And now they’ve gone and made him change the damn thing. Smith announced on Twitter last night:
DICKS NEWS: The Movie Formerly Known as A COUPLE OF DICKS has finally settled on a (network-policy-dictated) replacement title! While we’ll always have DICKS in our hearts, the title we just now locked makes me smile on a bunch of different levels — including this 1: we can now advertise our movie properly (& ironically). And said marketing begins … on every print of SHERLOCK HOLMES, Christmas Day!
He says he can’t tell us the new name because “it’s not MY movie, [it’s] a movie I was hired to direct,” but WB will probably announce it in the next day or two. Since it makes Smith “smile on a bunch of different levels,” we assume he’s either thought of some other word that can mean both a detective and a male reproductive organ, or he’s paid Tina Fey to use Black Cop White Cop.
Kevin Smith [ThatKevinSmith/Twitter]
Kevin Smith’s A Couple of Dicks Gets A New Title; First Trailer This Christmas [/Film]
Earlier: Kevin Smith on His New Book, the Weinsteins, and Not Directing Bruce Willis