Although Kevin Smith has been doing some relatively original (read: batshit insane) work as of late, reviews for his last few films have been decidedly mixed and commercial success has been virtually non-existent. He seemed happy just to be doings things his own way, but after recently directing episodes of comic book TV shows The Flash and Supergirl, it would appear that he has been seized by a sudden urge to return to his own semi-famous comic book characters: Jay and Silent Bob. Smith took to Instagram today to reveal that he has written a script for a brand new Jay and Silent Bob movie called Jay and Silent Bob Reboot and it might actually be his next project. Here’s what he had to say about it:
“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.”
Prior to this, Smith was working on a Buckaroo Banzai TV series, but that project ran into legal complications late last year. He was also working on Clerks III and a Mallrats TV series, but the one of the leads opted out of the former and the latter has yet to find a home. No word on what this will mean for Moose Jaws, the conclusion of his “True North Trilogy”, but it sounds like the Jay and Silent Bob Reboot is now his current focus. Do you have any interest in a new Jay and Silent Bob movie?