O reboot da comédia ‘O Império do Besteirol Contra-Ataca‘ finalmente está a todo vapor, com as filmagens rolando no set em Nova Orleans.

E o elenco da produção ganhou um grande reforço, com a chegada de Joe Manganiello, Craig Robinson, Frankie Shaw e Stephen Blatt.

A informação foi compartilhada pelo próprio Kevin Smith, por meio de sua conta oficial do Instagram.



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Here come da’ Judge! @jayandsilentbob had to go to court yesterday with a comedic legal dream team that included a pair of #zackandmirimakeaporno veterans! On the bench was the honorable @mrcraigrobinson, who fought frigid Pittsburgh winter weather with me a decade ago to make a Porno. Speaking of Penguins country, Pittsburgh’s own @deathsaves Dungeon master Mister @joemanganiello was our Bailiff (with producer @jordanmonsanto playing his twin). The creator, star and director of my favorite show, @sho_smilf (as well as my costar in the #hollyweed pilot) @frankieshawisag joined us as the Prosecutor! And for the Defense – my @tuskthemovie brother-in-sewn-up-arms, the genius @therealstephenblatt as the Lawyer (who sounds an awful lot like a Bobby Long-less Brandon St. Randy)! Reboot looks like my extended family scrap book, with cameos from folks I’ve worked with for years (and a few famous folks I’ve never met before but am looking forward to making pretend beside). And these fine folks flew all the way to #nola the day before #mardigras to fling funny around and make my movie better. And since I know what they got paid, I’m relatively sure they didn’t do it for the meager money. There’s a lot of love in this photo (which more resembles the key art for a “Night Court” reboot than the actual scene we shot yesterday). I appreciate that love and send it right back to my fellow thespians for making the cross-country Reboot-y Call! #KevinSmith #jasonmewes #craigrobinson #justinlong #frankieshaw #joemanganiello #deathsaves #jayandsilentbobreboot #JayandSilentBob #JayandSilentBobStrikeBack #indiefilm #indiefilmmaking @dpronlevy @traceylandon @destrofilms @jaymewes @jayandsilentbob @jordanmonsanto @kylebonokaplan 📸 @saban_films @universalpictures @skitbags @hideoutpictures @legionmofficial

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Relembre o anúncio feito ainda em 2017, em que Smith explica o teor da nova produção:


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This is not a drill! This is an actual image from my laptop! Yes, Kids – @jayandsilentbob are coming back! Here’s the story: Sadly, Clerks III can’t happen (one of our four leads opted out of the flick). So I worked on a #Mallrats movie instead… which also didn’t happen because it turned into a #Mallrats series. I’ve pitched said sequel series to 6 different networks only to find no takers thus far. Mind you, I’m not complaining: nobody gets to make EVERYTHING they wanna make in this business (do they?). And I’ve been lucky to make anything at all, there’s so much competition out there, so many much cooler ideas from fresh folks. And besides: I had #comicbookmen and then @tuskthemovie and @yogahosers (which all came together so crazy quickly), and the podcasts and #fatmanonbatman. With all of that, how could I bitch about no Clerks III or Mallrats 2? Then when I started directing @thecw shows, it was such a slice of Heaven on Earth, I happily put my Askewniverse sequels to the side. Since I sold #Clerks and #Mallrats years ago, they’re owned by others, which limits my moves with my own material. I don’t mind: back in the day, all I ever wanted to do was sell my stuff so I could be in the movie biz in the first place. So I don’t own Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy or #Dogma… But I DO own #jayandsilentbob. So while I love playing with someone else’s new toys on @cwtheflash and @Supergirl, I’m getting eager to play with my old toys again in the inter-connected View Askewniverse I spent the first half of my career creating. And so all last month, I had the time of my life laughing while writing “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot” – a fun flick in which the Jersey boys have to go back to Hollywood to stop a brand new reboot of the old “Bluntman & Chronic Movie” they hated so much. It’s a tongue-in-cheek, silly-ass satire that pokes fun at the movie business’s recent re-do obsession, featuring an all-star cast of cameos and familiar faces! And I already met with the good folks at Miramax and they’re into it, so I’m hoping we’ll be shooting in the summer! Never give up, kids. You CAN do anything you want in life, so long as you’re patient and malleable. #KevinSmith

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No texto caracteristicamente sincero que acompanha a imagem, Smith explicou que o novo filme de Jay & Silent Bob – no qual os personagens retornarão a Hollywood, a fim de impedir um reboot do filme ‘Bluntman & Chronic‘, cuja produção eles destruíram na comédia de 2001 – estará substituindo a sequência planejada para ‘O Balconista’ e a versão em formato de série para TV de ‘Barrados no Shopping’,  ambos abandonados na pré-produção:

“Isso não é uma teste! Esta é uma imagem real do meu notebook! Sim crianças – @jayandsilentbob estão voltando! … Estou ficando ansioso para brincar com meus brinquedos antigos novamente no inter-conectado universo View Askewniverse que passei a primeira metade da minha carreira criando. E assim, no mês passado, me divertir rindo ao escrever ‘Jay & Silent Bob Reboot‘ – um filme divertido em que os meninos de Jersey têm que voltar a Hollywood para parar um novo reboot do velho ‘Bluntman & Chronic’ eles tanto odiaram. É uma sátira estranha e boba, que cutuca com humor a obsessão da indústria cinematográfica pelos reboots, trazendo aparições de grandes estrelas e rostos familiares! E eu já me encontrei com meus bons amigos da Miramax [Studio] e eles estão nisso, então espero que as filmagens comecem ainda neste semestre!”

Retratado pelo próprio Smith e colaborador de longa data, Jason Mewes, Jay e Silente Bob se originaram como personagens secundários no clássico ‘O Balconista’ e apareceram novamente em ‘Barrados no Shopping’. O crossover de Jay e Bob em algumas produções acabou criando uma continuidade compartilhada, que Smith e seus fãs chamam de View Askewniverse. Eles posteriormente reapareceram em ‘Procura-se Amy’, onde ambos serviram como a inspiração para os quadrinhos intitulados ‘Bluntman & Chronic’.