Kevin Smith has officially kicked off pre-production on his next film, which will be ‘Jay and Silent Bob Reboot’…
Kevin Smith has kicked off pre-production on his next film — ‘Jay and Silent Bob Reboot’ — which brings back his famous characters that originally appeared in his first movie ‘Clerks’ back in 1994.
The new film follows the recent blitz of remakes and reboots in Hollywood after Jay and Silent Bob originally traveled to Hollywood to stop production on the ‘Bluntman and Chronic’ film in the 2001 movie ‘Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back’. This time around, Jay and Silent Bob are forced to once again head to Hollywood to stop the upcoming reboot of their comic book based life story that is about to get into production.
Spent the first day of 2019 having a #JayAndSilentBobReboot pre-pre-production meeting at our holiday-roomy @WeWork office! @JayMewes took this pic of me and @JordanMonsanto to both mark the moment and to document that we were the only dopes in Hollywood working on the holiday. pic.twitter.com/xTNrpN6OF6
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) January 2, 2019
Smith ultimately landed on ‘Jay and Silent Bob Reboot’ after he had previously teased a return to ‘Clerks 3’ as well as a ‘Mallrats’ sequel that was in talks as a television series. Unfortunately one of the original cast members from ‘Clerks’ didn’t want to return to do another sequel, which Smith said wouldn’t happen without them. The ‘Mallrats’ television series ultimately failed to come together after Universal (who owns the rights to the original film) didn’t find a buyer for the show.
That’s when Smith decided to focus on characters he did own — namely Jay and Silent Bob — with plans to relaunch this new film that follows the latest Hollywood trend to reboot or remake just about every piece of intellectual property out there.
There’s no word on when Smith plans on releasing ‘Jay and Silent Bob Reboot’ but he’s already into pre-production after previously working on the script for the movie.
Smith endured a crazy 2018 that included the beloved writer/director recovering from a massive heart attack before losing more than 50 pounds while working as a Weight Watchers ambassador.
Away from his own films, Smith is incredibly busy producing several podcasts as well as directing episodes of the popular CW series ‘Supergirl’ and ‘The Flash’ while also serving as the main interviewer for IMDB at events such as San Diego Comic Con.