Kevin Smith shares behind the scenes info on his latest film, the Jay & Silent Bob Reboot
Kevin Smith is never afraid to share his life and can be found regularly posting on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
Kevin has just started work on his latest production and it will be the first film since his near-fatal heart attack last year. Kevin openly discusses his feelings and at last years San Diego Comic Con said,
“I was sitting there, like, there’s this weird sense of calm I feel. I’m like, ‘This ain’t gonna be as bad as thought.’ Like, it’s gonna suck to leave this world and sh-t — I had one, kind of, not even a regret, that’s the beautiful thing, I had no f—ing regrets, but I had this one sense of, ‘Oh, man, I wish we had made Jay and Silent Bob Reboot,”
“But I thought, ‘Oh man, I wish we’d made Jay and Silent Bob Reboot,’ solely because as I was laying there about to die, the last movie I would have made was Yoga Hosers [laughs]. I was like, ‘I can’t go out on that one, f—k no! I was just f—king around, hold on!’”
As of writing, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot are three weeks into production. The first day of filming, February 25 in New Orleans, marked the one year anniversary of Kevin’s heart attack.
Week 3 of #JayAndSilentBobReboot begins with us going back to the Blunt-Cave! We brought the classic costumes in from @The_SecretStash as set dec, but wait ‘til you see the *new* costumes! And wait ‘til you see who plays Bluntman and Chronic in their reboot… pic.twitter.com/gQg64GaBNf
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) March 11, 2019
Jay And Silent Bob Reboot marks the directors first return to his View Askewniverse since 2006’s Clerks II. There were plans for a Clerks 3 but one important cast member declined to participate.
Another View Askewniverse title, Mallrats 2, was also considered but plans were cancelled when it was decided it would work better on television rather than a single stand-alone film.
In Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, which Kevin describes as, “literally the same fucking movie all over again”, the main characters lose the legal rights to their names over a film reboot of “Bluntman and Chronic”. Once again, Jay and Silent Bob travel across the USA in an attempt to prevent the reboot from being made.
Kevin is sharing the production process via social media and has started semi-regularly releasing video diaries explaining the process.
So far we’ve seen an exact replica of the Quick Stop storefront recreated in New Orleans, and the answer to what was on Brodie’s t-shirt in the film Mallrats. As a fan of Smith, I look forward to seeing more sneak peeks behind the scenes.
Jay And Silent Bob Reboot is scheduled for release towards the end of the year.