Saban Films Picks Up Kevin Smith’s “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot”

Guess who’s film just got picked up by Saban films? You probably guessed wrong because its director Kevin Smith‘s “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.

Per Variety:

Saban Films has acquired North American rights to Kevin Smith’s “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot,” the sequel to the 2001 comedy “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.”

Saban Films said Friday that it has committed to a “substantial” theatrical release. Smith announced on Jan. 2 that he had launched pre-production on the long-promised project with Jay Mewes. Jordan Monsanto of Smodco is producing alongside Destro Film’s Liz Destro.

Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley said, “Jay and Silent Bob is a global franchise which has a very loyal fan base. Partnering with Kevin at script stage on the next chapter of these iconic characters is a huge milestone. This is the beginning of a new initiative at Saban Films, to partner on IP with seasoned filmmakers and talent early on in the creative process all the way through distribution.”

Smith and Mewes made their film debut in the 1994 comedy “Clerks.” Smith wrote, directed, co-produced, and acted in “Clerks,” portraying the character Silent Bob as part of the team of Jay and Silent Bob. Smith has in recent years filmed direct to VOD indie horror films that have ranged between terrible to what the hell did I just watch? Besides that, he has also been directing television such as The Goldbergs, Flash, and Supergirl. His last truly great film was the horror film (that was more serious in tone) Red State. That film is honestly his most underrated and under-appreciated work.

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