Kevin Smith to resurrect Jay and Silent Bob

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Jason Mewes Kevin Smith

After spending the past few years developing his True North Trilogy, consisting of TUSK, YOGA HOSERS and the yet to be filmed MOOSE JAWS, as well as directing several episodes of The Flash and Supergirl, Kevin Smith is looking to return to the View Askewniverse and bring back two of his most famous creations, Jay and Silent Bob.

Smith has been attempting to get both CLERKS III and a MALLRATS TV series off the ground recently, but apparently, neither of those projects are going to happen, at least not yet. Posting on Facebook, Smith announced that he has penned a script which will see the return of Jay and Silent Bob in a movie titled JAY & SILENT BOB REBOOT. The film will see the duo returning to Hollywood in order to stop a brand new reboot of the old Bluntman & Chronic Movie which they despised so much. Smith calls it a "tongue-in-cheek, silly-ass satire that pokes fun at the movie business's recent re-do obsession" which features an all-star cast of cameos and familiar faces. Kevin Smith has apparently already met with Miramax about the project and says that they're into it, so he's hoping to shoot the flick this summer. Here's Smith's full post followed by an image of the the first page of JAY & SILENT BOB REBOOT for your reading pleasure.

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. Mind you, I'm not complaining: nobody gets to make EVERYTHING they wanna make in this business (do they?). And I've been lucky to make anything at all, there's so much competition out there, so many much cooler ideas from fresh folks. And besides: I had #comicbookmen and then @tuskthemovie and @yogahosers (which all came together so crazy quickly), and the podcasts and #fatmanonbatman. With all of that, how could I bitch about no Clerks III or Mallrats 2? 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 #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 #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! Never give up, kids. You CAN do anything you want in life, so long as you're patient and malleable. #KevinSmith

The last time we saw Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith as Jay and Silent Bob was in CLERKS II over a decade ago, although they did appear in cartoon form in JAY AND SILENT BOB'S SUPER GROOVY CARTOON MOVIE several years ago. How do you folks feel about Kevin Smith resurrecting the pair for a new film?

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