Kevin Smith writing new Jay and Silent Bob movie
- Bang Showbiz
- 10 February 2017
Kevin Smith is bringing back Jay and Silent bob for the tenth time in a "silly-ass satire"
Kevin Smith is making a new Jay and Silent Bob movie.
The 46-year-old writer-and-director will revisit his beloved characters - who first appeared in 1994 film 'Clerks' - for the tenth time in a "silly-ass satire" that will poke fun at Hollywood's love of sequels.
He explained on Instagram: "All last month, I had the time of my life laughing while writing Jay and Silent Bob Reboot - a fun flick in which the Jersey boys have to go back to Hollywood to stop a brand new reboot of the old Bluntman & Chronic movie they hated so much.
"It's a tongue-in-cheek, silly-ass satire that pokes fun at the movie business's recent re-do obsession, featuring an all-star cast of cameos and familiar faces! And I already met with the good folks at Miramax and they're into it, so I'm hoping we'll be shooting in the summer!"
Kevin - who plays Silent Bob opposite Jason Mewes as Jay - decided to write the film after a number of sequels he was working on failed to come to fruition in the way he'd planned.
He wrote: "Here's the story: Sadly, Clerks III can't happen (one of our four leads opted out of the flick). So I worked on a Mallrats movie instead... which also didn't happen because it turned into a Mallrats series. I've pitched said sequel series to 6 different networks only to find no takers thus far.
"Then when I started directing The CW shows, it was such a slice of Heaven on Earth, I happily put my Askewniverse sequels to the side. Since I sold Clerks and Mallrats years ago, they're owned by others, which limits my moves with my own material. I don't mind: back in the day, all I ever wanted to do was sell my stuff so I could be in the movie biz in the first place. So I don't own Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy or Dogma... But I DO own Jay and Bob. So while I love playing with someone else's new toys, I'm getting eager to play with my old toys again in the interconnected View Askewniverse I spent the first half of my career creating.(sic)"