Jay and Silent Bob are back!
Jason Mewes (Jay) and Kevin Smith (Silent Bob) will be reprising their iconic roles as the silent grump and goofy man-child in new reboot, aptly titled Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.
Entertainment Weekly confirms that Saban films has picked up the North American rights to the film, which will be a sequel to the 2001 comedy Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.
Starring alongside Mewes and Smith will be “a number of returning players from the star-studded cast of the original movie,” as well as new talents “from the worlds of movies, TV, music, and podcasting.”
“Last February, I almost died,” Smith said in a statement, “So on the one year anniversary of my widow maker heart attack, as a celebration of life and a big ol’ F you to Death, my best friend and I will be rolling cameras on a sequel/remake/reboot of a movie we first made nearly twenty years ago!”
He continued: “In Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back our herbal heroes found out Hollywood was making a movie based on them, so they journeyed out to Hollywood to stop it. But I’ve learned so much as a storyteller and have grown immensely as a filmmaker since then, so audiences can expect something completely different: In Jay & Silent Bob Reboot our herbal heroes find out Hollywood is making a reboot of the old movie that was based on them, so they journey out to Hollywood to stop it again. I offer my (literal) undying thanks to our amazing partners at Saban and Universal for making this dream come true and backing this cinematic silliness!”
Mewes added, “I’m tired of doing Shakespeare all the time so it’ll be nice to get back to playing Jay again. It may be 25 years since I first played the idiot man-child from Jersey but this time’s going to be the best because I’ve really grown into the role of idiot man-child in my old age.”
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