With the View Askewniverse seemingly a thing of the past (despite revisiting Clerks, plans for more Mallrats have stalled, and there’s little else tangible in the pipeline; particularly as some of the original stars have moved on to far bigger and brighter pastures), writer/director Kevin Smith is looking to resurrect his two most iconic characters, Jay and Silent Bob, with a new satirical comedy poking fun at Hollywood’s reboot obsession.
Breaking the news via a lengthy Instagram post (which can be viewed on the right, or read below), Smith has shown his intention to reunite with Jay Mewes (Jay) and hopefully shoot a cameo-filled caper for the pair (where Jay and Silent Bob will be horrified to learn of a planned Bluntman & Chronic reboot) in the summer.
This is not a drill! This is an actual image from my laptop! Yes, Kids – @jayandsilentbob are coming back! 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 @thecw shows, it was such a slice of Heaven on Earth, I happily put my Askewniverse sequels to the side. Since I sold #Clerksand #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 #jayandsilentbob.
So while I love playing with someone else’s new toys on @cwtheflash and @Supergirl, I’m getting eager to play with my old toys again in the inter-connected View Askewniverse I spent the first half of my career creating. And so 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!