Legion M invests in Kevin Smith's "Jay and Silent Bob Reboot"!
Legion M is proud to join Hideout Pictures and Mickey Gooch Jr’s Skitbags Entertainment as equity financiers of Kevin Smith’s sequel to the 2001 comedy Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. Jay (Jason 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.
This is a perfect project for Legion M for so many reasons. First, we always talk about how, with a Legion of fans, we can do things differently and not have to rely simply on sequels, remakes or reboots. So what better way to get involved in a film that makes fun of all three while being all three at the same time? More importantly, this is a great investment for Legion M. Saban's distribution model for the film is unique, fun and positioned for success. It will allow us to engage both the Legion and the Jay & Silent Bob fanbase — both in North America — and with Universal — worldwide. We can’t talk specifics about that until Saban Films is ready, but we’re super excited about the possibilities!
Next, everyone involved in the film is a consummate professional with vast experience and track records — from the producers Jordan Monsanto and Liz Destro (yay to the ladies!) to our co-financiers to the amazing crew, our investment is in really good hands. Lastly, we love Kevin Smith. And the feeling is mutual! Kevin has been a huge supporter of Legion M since day one, from his interview with Stan Lee in our VR project ICONS, to hosting Stan’s imprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre, to hosting Stan’s charity tribute event next week. He is an amazing, creative and generous human being, and we are so lucky to call him a good friend to Legion M.
Smith said, “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!”
Mewes said, “I’m tired of doing Shakespeare all the time so it’ll be nice to get back to playing Jay again. It may be 25 years since I first played the idiot man-child from Jersey but this time’s going to be the best because I’ve really grown into the role of idiot man-child in my old age.”
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We’re excited to be working with Kevin on this project, and working hard to create ways for our investors and free members to be a part of it. Join today at www.legionm.com/join-legion-m, and sign up below to get updates about this project.