Filmmaker Kevin Smith announced on Facebook Friday night Jay And Silent Bob Reboot will start shooting February 25 in New Orleans after securing distribution from Saban Film and Universal Entertainment.
According to Deadline, Equity financing for the picture has been provided by Hideout Pictures, Mickey Gooch Jr’s Skitbags Entertainment, and Fan Owned Legion M. Debt Financing for the film has been provided by Three Point Capital Louisiana and Intercut Capital.
Jordan Monsanto and Liz Destro will produce the film starring Smith and Jay Mewes.
The start date is important to Smith as it’s the first anniversary of his massive heart attack. No release date has been announced, but Smith mentions there will be opportunities for his fans to extras in the movie.
“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,” said Smith via Deadline.
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