Kevin Smith confirms Jay and Silent Bob Reboot

Photo credit: MGM
Photo credit: MGM

From Digital Spy

In what is undoubtedly the first piece of excellent news of 2019, Kevin Smith has confirmed that Jay and Silent Bob Reboot is in the works.

Smith is developing the film – which is actually called Reboot, as opposed to being a reboot itself – with producer Jordan Monsanto, having previously teased it back in 2017.

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On New Year's Day, Smith said in a tweet: "Spent the first day of 2019 having a #JayAndSilentBobReboot pre-pre-production meeting at our holiday-roomy @WeWork office.

"@JayMewes took this pic of me and @JordanMonsanto to both mark the moment and to document that we were the only dopes in Hollywood working on the holiday."

Jason Mewes and Smith first appeared as Jay and Silent Bob respectively in 1994's Clerks. They subsequently appeared in Smith's films Mallrats, Chasing Amy and Dogma, before getting their very own spin-off, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, in 2001.

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Back in 2017, Smith revealed that he was writing Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, a film that is essentially identical to the original and satirises the industry's recent 're-do obsession'.

He wrote in a post on Instagram: "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."

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