Filmmaker Kevin Smith announced on Twitter Thursday, the ‘Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back’ sequel will start production this fall. The potential title is ‘Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.’
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) August 25, 2017
August 24, 2001, ‘Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back’ hit theaters and brought in a world wide gross of $33.8 million and became the highest grossing film in the ‘Clerks’ franchise. The feature length dick-and-fart joke sits a 53% on Rotten Tomatoes from 151 critics.
‘Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back’ was written and directed by Smith, and stars Jason Mewes, Ben Affleck, Shannon Elizabeth, Eliza Dushku, Ali Larter, Will Ferrell, Jason Lee, Judd Nelson, George Carlin, Carrie Fisher, Seann William Scott, Mark Hamill, Tracy Morgan, Matt Damon, and Chris Rock.
Smith has never been a box office draw and that is perplexing, as his films average $18.8 million. He’s able to attract top tier talent for his projects and Smith’s movies have gone on to represent a generation. Yet, a very small group of people support his films.
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