Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back debuted on August 24, 2001, and now we’ll get a reboot of the beloved Kevin Smith comedy because Hollywood loves sequels and he wants to make fun of them for making sequels even though his upcoming movie is a sequel. Confused? Smith will explain the premise behind the upcoming movie sequel titled Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.
During a recent episode of his Fat Man on Batman podcast, Smith gave more details on the plot of the reboot where Jay and Silent Bob travel from New Jersey to Hollywood to once again find those Miramax f–ks who are making a Bluntman and Chronic sequel:
“We’re doing a sequel to Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and it’s called Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. It’s us, it’s me and Jay so it’s not really strictly a reboot in the way that people think of a reboot. If you remember Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back it was a movie in which Jay and Silent Bob found out Hollywood was making a movie about them so they went cross country to Hollywood to stop that from happening. Jay and Silent Bob Reboot is completely f–king different. In Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, Jay and Silent Bob find out that Hollywood is making a reboot of that old movie that they had made about them, and they have to go cross the country to Hollywood to stop it all over again. it’s literally the same f–king movie all over again. It’s a movie that makes fun of sequels and remakes and reboots while being all three at the same time.”
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Smith’s inspiration for doing another Jay and Silent Bob movie was director Gus Van Sant, who remade Alfred Hitchcock’s classic Psycho in 1998.
“One of my favorite little director tricks or experiments of the last 20-25 years was Gus Van Sant, He’s coming off the heat of Good Will Hunting. He’s an Academy Award-nominated director. The film won awards. Ben and Matt won for screenwriting, Robin Williams won Best Actor in it. Gus had his pick of anything, he could do anything he wanted, and he went into Universal and he was like ‘I want to remake Psycho.’ They were like ‘Are you crazy? It’s Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho,’ and he was like, ‘yeah, but it’s a black and white movie. There’s a whole generation of kids who will never watch this movie’…. I thought that was so crazy, ballsy, he wanted to do a shot-for-shot remake of Psycho, but in color with new actors. It’s a very film-school experiment. It’s something a young-buck director who’s figuring out what they want to be, does. It felt very avant-garde. Some people will argue from not until the end of time that it was absolutely f—ing unnecessary, but I like that it was just ballsy. He literally just made the same f—ing movie over again. Mine’s not that, we have a completely different script, but I used the script of Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back to build the script to Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. So there’ a van in it with three girls in it.”
A few months ago, Smith outlined the reboot’s plot:
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! Never give up, kids. You CAN do anything you want in life, so long as you’re patient and malleable. #KevinSmith
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Hopefully, Jay doesn’t read the movie reviews on the internet for the next Bluntman and Chronic sequel. What the f-ck is the internet?
Smith plans to start shooting the sequel in August and if all goes well we’ll see Jay and Silent Bob back at movie theaters sometime in 2019. That’s when you’ll be putting fifteen bucks in the movie theater cashier’s hand. Snootchie Bootchies!