​Kevin Smith’s Jay And Silent Bob Reboot Has Finally Started Filming

​Kevin Smith’s Jay And Silent Bob Reboot Has Finally Started Filming

4 hours ago 3  Shares ​Kevin Smith’s Jay And Silent Bob Reboot Has Finally Started Filming Tue Feb 26 2019 17:18:02 GMT+0000 (GMT) Tue Feb 26 2019 18:42:55 GMT+0000 (GMT) Jess Hardiman Jess Hardiman in  Entertainment Powered by Filming has begun for the long-awaited Jay and Silent Bob Reboot – and, according to writer/director Kevin…


Filming has begun for the long-awaitedJay and Silent Bob Reboot– and, according to writer/director Kevin Smith, they’ve been rattling through the shoot, having shot ‘nearly 10 percent’ of the entire film already.

Smith tweeted to give fans an update on the first day of filming, saying Jason Mewes (who plays Jay) and Jason Lee (Brodie Bruce) were back on top form with ‘tons of tongue-twisting dialogue’ after decades ofworkingtogether.

“On Day 1 of #JayAndSilentBobReboot, we shot 9 pages, which represents nearly 10% of the entire flick,” he wrote.

“@JayMewesand #JasonLeehad tons of tongue-twisting dialogue about pop culture – something the boys have done in 2 different centuries now, starting back in 1995 onMallrats.”

Last month Smith announced the film had been picked upbySabanFilms, saying in his – well, Jay’s – own inimitable style: “SNOOTCH TO THE REBOOTCH! Thanks toSabanFilms and Universal Entertainment, #JayAndSilentBobRebootgets the green light!”

He also explained filming was due to start in New Orleans on 25 February and that he and Mewes would both be returning as the titular characters.

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Smith recently toldDeadline it was his health scare last year that prompted him to pick up the pace with the reboot.

He said: “Last February, I almost died. So, on the one-year anniversary of my widow maker heart attack, as a celebration of life and abig 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!

“InJay and 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.”

Maybe if the shoot keeps going at the same rate as the first day, we could be in for the next instalment sooner than we’d realised. Here’s hoping…

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/Kevin Smith

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Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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