Snoogans! The Jay and Silent Bob reboot has landed at Saban Films

Are you ready to start talking like Jay all over again? I certainly hope so, because Saban Films has just purchased the rights to Kevin Smith's long-gestating sequel to the 2001 comedy JAY AND SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK. As one would suspect, Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith will indeed be reprising their roles as the slack-tastic stoners for the new film, and will be joined by a raft of returning players from the original. Oh, and you can bet the finest bong in your collection that a bunch of cameo appearances are being planned for the JAY AND SILENT BOB REBOOT as well, with several of Smith's film, TV, music and podcasting co-horts eager to get in on the action. As per the acquisition, Jordan Monsanto of Smodco will produce alongside Destro Film’s Liz Destro. What's more is that production on the hotly-anticipated project has already begun! Zoinks, yo!

In talkling about rolling one up with Jay and Silent Bob, Saban Films' Bill Bromiley stated, 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.”

Then, in response to Bromiley's enthusiastic words, Smith offered the following comment, “Last February, I almost died. 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!”

"Fuck Death," indeed! As someone who's also survived two open heart surgeries for pulmonary-related matters, I salute Mr. Smith in his new-found drive, attitude, and desire to get back to what he loves - making outrageous films with his friends.

While adding his voice to the discussion, Mewes remarked, “I’m tired of doing Shakespeare all the time so it’ll be nice to get back to playing Jay again. 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.”

Hey parents, are you prepared to hear your middle school children utter the classic phrase "Snoochie Boochies?" Are you down to get your lean on outside the hallowed walls of your favorite convenience store? Can you handle the return of Bluntman and Chronic? You can? Well then, you might as well download some Morris Day and the Time to your Spotify playlist and prepare to bust a groove, because Darth Balls and Lunchbox are making another movie! Bonnnnnnnnng!

Source: Saban Films



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