Yesterday, I contributed money to a Kickstarted for a sequel to Breaking Bad starring Val Kilmer and Slash as two U.S. marshals tasked with locating a fugitive Walter White, who somehow either escaped or was spirited away by someone else in the Breaking Bad series finale. That series would’ve have also starred Laura San Giacomo, because of course it would have. I love the way the Internet works, too, because after I contributed to it, I wrote it up on Uproxx, and a few minutes later, an update from the Kickstarter arrived in my inbox telling me that it had been written up in Uproxx!
But I have sad news to report today. Lawrence Shepard, the mad genius behind this Kickstarter, who had planned to get the Breaking Bad sequel off the ground for only $500,000, has cancelled it. He only had $499,000 to go!
Why did he cancel it? Because Val Kilmer called him a goofball.
Did u see there's a goofball on kick starter wants to make a sequel to #breakingbad starring me?Americans are never happy with a good thing.— Val Kilmer (@ValEKilmer) July 17, 2014
Shepherd did not take kindly to that tweet. In fact, he managed to write quite a bit about Kilmer’s 140-character dismissal (which I suspect was tongue in cheek).
Your agent couldn’t have emailed me back saying that you weren’t interested? Instead you call me a goofball? You don’t even know me.
I’m getting a lot of questions about Val Kilmer’s tweet and simply put, him calling me a goofball is what it is.
What really pisses me off is that he completely dissed Ms. Jana Mashonee by tweeting that in the first place. She has 2 Grammy nominations, 10 Nammys, she has performed for President Obama, and the First Lady Laura Bush. Her movie, the Dinosaur Experiment, made back it’s money in 3 1/2 days. The last time I checked they’ve doubled their money. She sang in 10 different American Indian languages on her Christmas album. She agreed to do the Anastasia pilot, and Val Kilmer wiped his ass with her decision by tweeting that.
Secondly is his completely negative comment about Americans. I am a veteran, and although I expect zero special treatment because of it, I do expect another American to respect this country and it’s citizens. Yes we as Americans do strive to keep going, to make this the best country on earth.
Also, Mr Kilmer completely wiped his ass with the fact that Anastasia is hiring American combat veterans to play the 7 police officers in the pilot. He should have had the decency, and respect for those veterans, many of whom have sacrificed everything, by keeping his mouth shut rather than trivialize the project. Enough said.
God bless the Internet!