According to a report from Movie Web, the up and coming remake to the classic cult hit, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, will start the beginning stages in production very soon. Kevin Smith has been trying to bring back his iconic characters for many years now.
The cult director has encountered some challenging times over the years, including his very serious heart attack last year that nearly killed him. These days, Kevin has a much better outlook on life, and his latest movie is finally on its way.
On his social media account, Kevin Smith claimed the Jay and Silent Bob reboot will start filming in the following week. He first posted about the film around two years ago and the director urged for his fans to continue clamoring for the movie.
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Popped over to Florida from NOLA to see Mom. My sister @virginia_in_vienna is in town from Austria as well – so together with my brother Don and his husband Jerry, we were able to do a Mom-and-her-Kids pic. It’s rare when all of us are together, and when we are, it’s like porn or crack for Mom. Don and Jerry were wed the same time Clerks came out, so they’ll be celebrating 25 years of marriage in July. The eagle-eyed might recognize my sister as the Caged Animal Masturbator in Clerks. Only one missing from the photo is Dad, gone 15 years now but never forgotten. None of this ever would’ve happened ithout his filthy lust for the little lady in the center of not just this pic but our entire lives! Mom will be visiting the set when we shoot @jayandsilentbob Reboot, so naturally, I’ll be giving her another cameo. After all, Mom was there at the start: she rolled out of bed one night at 2am back in 1993 to play the Milk Maid in my first flick, and then returned to the role years later at the end of Clerks II. She then popped up in another convenience store movie altogether when she did a brief piece in @yogahosers. So the movies also double as very expensive family photo albums for me as well. #KevinSmith #gracevsmith #family #mom #jayandsilentbobreboot
Shortly before the reboot was announced, Smith reportedly was trying to get another sequel to the classic Clerks franchise. It would’ve been the third movie in the series. It went on to become a TV show but never managed to live up to expectations.
After that, Kevin decided to work again with Jason Mewes, whom with he worked in the classic Jay and Silent Bob movie. One of the reasons why it was a lot easier for him to start working with Jay and Silent Bob again is the fact he actually owns the characters.
I first posted about #JayAndSilentBobReboot on @instagram 2/9/17. It’s been 2 years and 1 week since that post, during which time I almost died. But a week from Monday, we finally start rolling on Reboot. Never give up, Kids. Even when your heart wants to. https://t.co/D2khMMx5iR pic.twitter.com/00zHJ4LVQe
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) February 16, 2019
He took to his social media two years ago to reveal to fans that he doesn’t actually own Clerks or Mallrats. This will be his first movie since he finished directing Yoga Hosers, starring his daughter, Harley Quinn Smith, as well as the daughter of Johnny, Lily-Rose Depp. The movie received generally negative reviews.
According to Kevin Smith, the new Jay and Silent Bob movie will actually be the “same movie” as its predecessor. The two men have to travel to Hollywood to stop a reboot of the “Bluntman and Chronic” film, a comic book series created in their name but without their permission.