Saban to bring Jay and Silent Bob Reboot to theaters

Jay & Silent Bob Press Release Photo_Credit Allan Amato thumb

Credit Allan Amato

It’s been a while since we’ve seen a Jay and Silent Bob movie, with Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back being released back in 2001. The last time we saw the duo together was in Clerks II, and that was in 2006. A Jay and Silent Bob reboot has been in the works, and it’s been revealed that Saban Films just got the North American rights.

Update: Legion M announced that it is joining Hideout Pictures and Skitbags Entertainment as equity financing partners. It has released a video of Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes as they talk about the news while also giving us a synopsis.

Saban Films will release the reboot in theaters with principal photography commencing soon. The film will have Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith back as the stoner duo, and they’ll be joined by actors from the previous films.

Synopsis: Jay and Silent Bob Reboot is a sequel to Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. In the 2001 movie, Jay and Silent Bob find out Hollywood is making a movie about them. They travel across the country to stop that movie from happening. In Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, the two find out that Hollywood is making a reboot of that old movie about them. They travel across the country to stop it all over again.

Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley said, “Jay and Silent Bob is a global franchise which has a very loyal fan base. Partnering with Kevin at script stage on the next chapter of these iconic characters is a huge milestone. This is the beginning of a new initiative at Saban Films, to partner on IP with seasoned filmmakers and talent early on in the creative process all the way through distribution.”

“Last February, I almost died,” said Smith. “So on the one year anniversary of my widow maker heart attack, as a celebration of life and a big ol’ F you to Death, my best friend and I will be rolling cameras on a sequel/remake/reboot of a movie we first made nearly twenty years ago! In Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back our herbal heroes found out Hollywood was making a movie based on them, so they journeyed out to Hollywood to stop it. But I’ve learned so much as a storyteller and have grown immensely as a filmmaker since then, so audiences can expect something completely different: In Jay & Silent Bob Reboot our herbal heroes find out Hollywood is making a reboot of the old movie that was based on them, so they journey out to Hollywood to stop it again. I offer my (literal) undying thanks to our amazing partners at Saban and Universal for making this dream come true and backing this cinematic silliness!”

“I’m tired of doing Shakespeare all the time so it’ll be nice to get back to playing Jay again,” said Mewes. “It may be 25 years since I first played the idiot man-child from Jersey but this time’s going to be the best because I’ve really grown into the role of idiot man-child in my old age.”

Jay and Silent Bob made their debut in Clerks, the black and white comedy that marked Smith’s first film. Since then, the duo has appeared in Smith’s film including Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and Clerks II. They even appeared in Clerks: The Animated Series and had their own adventures with Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie.

Jay & Silent Bob Press Release Photo_Credit Allan Amato

Credit: Allan Amato

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