Kevin Smith celebrates as Jay and Silent Bob reboot begins production
On the one year anniversary of Kevin Smith’s heart attack that gave him a new lease on life, the actor and filmmaker is “living it up” with co-stars Jason Mewes and Jason Lee on the set of the Jay and Silent Bob reboot. Marking day one of shooting, Smith shared a post on his Instagram to commemorate the event with a heartfelt message. Check out the post now below!
Smith and Jason Mewes are reprising their title roles alongside other stars (and new faces) from the original film. Jay (Mewes) and Silent Bob (Smith) were first introduced 25 years ago in Smith’s directorial debut, Clerks, and continued to appear in Smith’s cinematic canon including Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and Clerks II, as well as the animated film Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie. The new movie will take jabs at reboots, remakes, and sequels while simultaneously being all three at the same time.
Saban Films is planning to release the sequel theatrically and production is currently underway. Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Content Group acquired all foreign rights to the movie. Jordan Monsanto of Smodco is producing alongside Liz Destro for Destro Film.